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Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

Description:

The Great Blue Heron is the largest in North American, and, among all extant herons, it is surpassed only by the Goliath Heron and the White-bellied Heron. It has head-to-tail length of 91–137 cm (36–54 in), a wingspan of 167–201 cm (66–79 in), a height of 115–138 cm (45–54 in), and a weight of 2.1–3.6 kg (4.6–7.9 lb). 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.

Habitat:

Found in wetland area, near corn fields.

Notes:

This Great Blue Heron is spending his time in a wetland area very near a rookery.

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10 Comments

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

Thank you so much Lisa, and Nexttogone for your wonderful comments.

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 9 years ago

Gorgeous spotting!

nexttogone
nexttogone 9 years ago

I love the first shot.

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

Thanks so much Antonio

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

awesome series Willie,as usual,congrats for your superb work for this project,thanks for sharing such amazing cap0tures

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

Thank you so very much Toshimi

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 9 years ago

Great spotting of The Great Blue Heron!

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

Thanks Scott, and Maria

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 9 years ago

Another great series, good lighting on the first shot

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

beautiful series!

williefromwi
Spotted by
williefromwi

Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Jul 27, 2012
Submitted on Jul 30, 2012

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