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Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias


Height: Fairly large. Approximately 3 1/2 ' tall. Head: White with a dark blue-ish-black band across the eyes. There are long dark feathers protruding from the back of the head, extending from the eye band. The neck is long and shaped like a backwards S. Eyes: Yellow and somewhat beady looking. Bill: Orange. Plumage: A grey-blue color. The feathers on the wings and neck are long and have a wispy and shaggy appearance.There are a blue-ish black patch of plumage on the tops of the wings.


Pacific coastal area. Tropical like climate. Urban Park.


Amazing Bird.These 2 photos are of the same bird. The Great Blue Heron is the largest Bird in Canada.

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Telse 11 years ago

Thank you so much everyone, for your comments.

Voddy 11 years ago


Voddy 11 years ago this would be gret or my mission and its a wonderful spotting !!

birdlady6000 11 years ago

This spotting would make a nice addition to the mission Breeding Birds of BC:
You can join that mission and add it if you like!

YukoChartraw 11 years ago

Beautiful capture!

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Mar 29, 2011
Submitted on Dec 16, 2012

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