Ardeola

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Ardeola

see egret.
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These are: House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), House Crow (Corvus splendens) Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus), Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis), Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri), Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea), Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii), Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) and Dusky Crag-Martins.
The migratory species include grey heron, pond heron, pin tail, blue rot pigeon and alpine swift, but this wetland is gradually losing its charm, due to silt, which comes from Dudhganga catchment area.
When a Chinese pond heron paddles around the fields in search of paddy frogs, the unfortunate ones are gulped down without a croak, even though the frog looks a good deal wider than the heron's beak.
Among the popular varieties of migratory birds visiting this wetland are large cormorant, pond heron, great egret and little egret.