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heronry Line breaks: her|on¦ry
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛr(ə)nri/

Definition of heronry in English:

noun (plural heronries)

A breeding colony of herons, typically in a group of trees.
Example sentences
  • They usually nest together in colonies called heronries.
  • You're virtually guaranteed to see avocets, and you will certainly see herons, since the ancient woodland, with its noisy rookery, has the largest heronry in the UK.
  • In 1997, we estimated that about 800 pairs of wading birds nested at heronries on Canarsie Pol Island.
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