The Great Blue Heron
Getting to Know Nature
by Bill Church, originally published in October 2007
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias
Family: Ardeidae, Herons, Egrets, Bitterns
Description 39-52" W. 5'10"
A common large, mainly grayish heron with a pale or yellowish bill. Often mistaken for a Sandhill Crane, the heron flies with its neck folded, not extended like that o…
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