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Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

Description:

The largest North American heron; notable features include slaty flight feathers, red-brown thighs, and a paired red-brown and black stripe up the flanks; the neck is rusty-gray, with black and white streaking down the front; the head is paler, with a nearly white face, and a pair of black plumes running from just above the eye to the back of the head.



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Delaware, USA

Lat: 39.25, Long: -75.45

Spotted on Jun 30, 2012
Submitted on Jul 1, 2012

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