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heronry

[her-uh n-ree] /ˈhɛr ən ri/
noun, plural heronries.
1.
a place where a colony of herons breeds.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; heron + -ry
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  • Due to the sensitivity of the nesting site, direct access to the heronry is not permitted.
  • The size of the heronry grows with the amount of food available nearby.
  • Ground cover under the heronry or rookery is usually splattered with fecal material and feathers.
  • The heronry area itself can be an acre or two in size, but is preferably isolated.
British Dictionary definitions for heronry

heronry

/ˈhɛrənrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
a colony of breeding herons
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