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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 to backyard goldfish ponds. Chickahominy a tributary of the James River 37.419595, -76.975536 put in 37.418061, -76.977124‎

Notes:

Chickahominy a tributary of the James River 37.419595, -76.975536 put in 37.418061, -76.977124‎

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3 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Very nice :)

Greenphoenix
Greenphoenix 9 years ago

Nice picture. At first I thought it was a Purple Heron.

Beautiful shot

rstillings
Spotted by
rstillings

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 31, 2010
Submitted on Sep 4, 2012

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