AppearanceThe Chinese pond heron is typically 47 cm long with white wings, a yellow bill with a black tip, yellow eyes and legs. Its overall colour is red, blue and white during breeding season, and greyish-brown and flecked with white at other times.
DistributionIt is found in shallow fresh and salt water wetlands and ponds in China and adjacent temperate and subtropical East Asia. Essentially a lowland bird, its range is delimited by the subarctic regions in the north, and by the mountain ranges in the west and south.
StatusIt is fairly common and not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.
ReproductionThe Chinese pond heron often nests in mixed-species heronries. It lays a clutch of 3–6 blue-green eggs.
FoodIts food consists of insects, fish, and crustaceans.
Some text fragments are auto parsed from Wikipedia.