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Juvenile Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

Description:

It is the largest North American heron 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)

Habitat:

Look for Great Blue Herons in saltwater and freshwater habitats, from open coasts, marshes, riverbanks, and lakes to backyard goldfish ponds.

Notes:

Eagle Point WMA 36.60706, -78.39073 36.59866, -78.39275

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1 Comment

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Fantastic capture!

rstillings
Spotted by
rstillings

Virginia, USA

Lat: 36.61, Long: -78.39

Spotted on Sep 7, 2012
Submitted on Sep 9, 2012

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