Heron is a generic term for many species of birds belonging to different genera of the Ardeidae family. They are medium to large sized wading birds. These are characterized by a long, slender neck, folded in the shape of an "S", and by an orange-yellow, elongated and conical dagger-shaped beak. Herons live in wetlands, bodies of water (lakes or ponds) and streams. They feed on batrachians, fish or rodents.