The black-headed heron (Ardea melanocephala) is largely grey above, and paler grey below. Although it looks very much like the grey heron, it can be distinguished by the black-on-white strip on its head and its yellow eyes. It often feeds in shallow water, spearing fish or frogs with its long, sharp bill. It will also hunt well away from water, taking large insects, small mammals, and birds. The Black-headed Heron is found in sub-Saharan Africa and occurs from Senegal to Eritrea and S to South Africa.