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    Dunragit buzzard attack heron rescued

    NewsBird NewsTuesday 08 November 2011
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    Animal welfare officers have rescued a black-crowned night heron found under attack by buzzards near Stranraer.
     
    The bird, which had escaped from a wildlife park, was spotted in Dunragit at the weekend.
     
    A member of the public contacted the Scottish SPCA after seeing the red-eye heron come under attack.
    Insp Arianne Harkness rescued the bird and it was examined by vets before being returned to the Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park.
     
    Black-crowned night herons are nocturnal feeders with excellent vision.
     
    They are native to the Americas, Central and Eastern Europe, parts of Africa and Southern Asia.
     
    Their diet mainly consists of fish although they also enjoy leaches, earthworms and frogs.
     
    They usually live in small colonies.
     
    Source: BBC News
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