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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

Notes:

Slate River a tributary of the James River 37.457989, -78.643686 37.458210, -78.642471 37.462732, -78.643251

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rstillings
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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Sep 17, 2012
Submitted on Sep 17, 2012

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