A long-legged predatorywading bird of the heron family, Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. In Labuan Island t, this aves is quite hard to find due to their natural habitat loss because of the fast development of this tiny island by Local authority. A bird of wetland areas, it can be seen around lakes, rivers, ponds, marshes and on the sea coast. Herons are members of the family Ardeidae, and the majority of extantspecies are in the subfamily Ardeinae and known as true or typical herons. This subfamily includes the herons and egrets, the green herons, the pond herons, the night herons and a few other species. The grey heron belongs in this subfamily and is placed in the genus Ardea, which also includes the cattle egret and the great egret. – based on a Wikipedia article.