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Great White Heron

Ardea herodias occidentalis


Photo take in a mangrove area near the coast this beautiful white heron just land in front of the car .The subspecies differ only slightly in size and plumage tone. It is the largest North American heron and among herons it is surpassed only by the Goliath Heron and the White-bellied Heron. It has head-to-tail length of 97–137 cm , a wingspan of 167-201 cm a height of 115–138 cm and a weight of 2.1–3.3 kg7.3. Notable features include slaty flight feathers


Common near the shores of open water and in wetlands from Florida , Gulf of Mexico to Central America.


Great White Heron differs from other Great Blues in bill morphology, head plume length, and in having a total lack of pigment in its plumage.

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 3 years ago

Gracias Daniela :)

DB 3 years ago

¡Toda una belleza esta garza blanca! Muy buena serie,Gerardo.


Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88

Spotted on Sep 14, 2012
Submitted on Sep 14, 2012


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