Grey Heron


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JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
THREAT CATEGORY
CNEA CAEA LRAE LRVA
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WHERE TO SEE IT 

 

HUELVA SEVILLA CÓRDOBA JAÉN
H-1 SE-1 CO-1 J-1
H-2 SE-2 CO-2 J-2
H-3 SE-3 CO-3 J-3
H-4 SE-4 CO-4 J-4
H-5 SE-5 CO-5 J-5
H-6 SE-6 CO-6 J-6
H-7 SE-7 CO-7 J-7
H-8 SE-8 CO-8 J-8
H-9 SE-9 CO-9 J-9
H-10 SE-10 CO-10 J-10
H-11 SE-11 CO-11 J-11
H-12 SE-12 CO-12 J-12
H-13 SE-13 CO-13 J-13
H-14 SE-14 CO-14 J-14
H-15 SE-15 CO-15 J-15
H-16
H-17
STATUS
Sedentary, more abundant in winter but with breeding and non-breeding birds in summer. 

ABUNDANCE
Abundant. Uncommon as a breeder, restricted at the moment to c. 125-130 pairs.

HABITAT
Wetlands of all type. Breeds in trees (generally Eucalyptus but also Poplars and Holm Oaks), usually on the shores of watercourses but sometimes occupies dehesas.

SEASONAL BEHAVIOUR
Seen all year round. 

DISTRIBUTION
Five breeding colonies in Huelva (four in Chanza vallehy and one at Aracena Reservoir), accounting for the bulk of the population (93 pairs in 2011), two in Seville (Melonares and José Torán reservoirs, adding up to 25 pairs) and one in Córdoba (River Guadalquivir at El Salto, with 8-10 pairs). Also spread around rivers, ponds, reservoirs and smaller areas of open water throughout the whole territory.

COMMENTS
Like many other water birds its numbers are increasing, favoured – among other factors – by the proliferation of reservoirs.