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Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Pacific coastal area. Tropical like climate. Urban Park.

Notes:

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

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5 Comments

Telse
Telse 8 years ago

Thank you so much everyone, for your comments.

Voddy
Voddy 8 years ago

*great

Voddy
Voddy 8 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1474... this would be gret or my mission and its a wonderful spotting !!

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 8 years ago

This spotting would make a nice addition to the mission Breeding Birds of BC:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/9990...
You can join that mission and add it if you like!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Beautiful capture!

Telse
Spotted by
Telse

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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

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