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Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias


Lean gray bird up to 4 ft. tall; long legs; long dagger-like bill; neck folded in flight. (Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Birds).


Marshes, swamps, shores, tide-flats.


Great blue heron atop a weeping willow.

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Carol Stream, Illinois, USA

Spotted on Jul 23, 2011
Submitted on Aug 11, 2012

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