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Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

Description:

The great blue heron is a large bird about 1.8m tall. Its color is mostly gray, and has a fairly large wing span. It has feathers that extend down from its beak and neck.

Habitat:

The crane lives mainly on coastal land, and often migrates south into Mexico. It can be found throughout the united states.

Notes:

The heron is often mistaken for a crane. The large size of the heron allows for it to be adaptable with its habitat due to the wide range of food it can acquire.

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Thomas Nelson Community College
Spotted by a stud ent at Thomas Nelson Community College

Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Lat: 36.72, Long: -75.93

Spotted on Nov 3, 2014
Submitted on Nov 16, 2014

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