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Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

Description:

Large, elegant heron with blue-gray back, black sides, and gray-and-white striped belly. Long neck is gray with black-bordered white throat stripe. Head has white face, cap, and black crest. Upper mandible is dark, while lower mandible is yellow. Direct flight on steady wing beats. - http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/31/_/Gr...

Habitat:

Open Wetlands

Notes:

1st and 3rd photos show subadults.

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Augusta, Georgia, USA

Lat: 33.38, Long: -81.96

Spotted on Jul 7, 2012
Submitted on Jul 8, 2012

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