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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 (Ardea goliath) and the white-bellied heron (Ardea insignis). 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).[4][5][6] In British Columbia, adult males averaged 2.48 kg (5.5 lb) and adult females 2.11 kg (4.7 lb).

Habitat:

common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands.

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1 Comment

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

great picture! they are one of my favorite birds!

Voddy
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Voddy

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jun 15, 2014
Submitted on Jun 15, 2014

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