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Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias


The Galapagos Great Blue Heron is the largest of the herons in the Galapagos and can live up to 17 years. It is a fierce and very efficient predator feeding mainly on marine iguanas, lava lizards and common fish.


The blue heron's habitat is near the water. This bird can be found nesting on most of the bigger islands like isabela, Santa Cruz and San Cristobal. They breed throughout the year, nesting close to the shore, usually in mangroves.

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1 Comment

Tyann 9 years ago

Biology aside, I just love the framing of this shot. Well placed.

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Spotted on Mar 26, 2012
Submitted on Aug 15, 2012

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