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    • Ardeidae
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    • Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns
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    • Garzas

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Recent observations

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Great Egret (Ardea alba) Ardea alba

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genebem

Date

July 24, 2014 02:48 PM CDT

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Great Egret (Ardea alba) Ardea alba

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genebem

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July 24, 2014 02:45 PM CDT

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Great Egret (Ardea alba) Ardea alba

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genebem

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July 24, 2014 02:44 PM CDT

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Great Egret (Ardea alba) Ardea alba

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genebem

Date

July 24, 2014 07:31 AM CDT

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

maractwin

Date

July 24, 2014 02:42 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Green Heron Butorides virescens

Observer

maractwin

Date

July 24, 2014 02:56 PM EDT

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Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) Ixobrychus minutus

Observer

martingrimm

Date

July 24, 2014 11:15 AM EAT

Description

Bittern?

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Purple Heron Ardea purpurea

Observer

martingrimm

Date

July 24, 2014 03:11 PM EAT

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Bare-throated Tiger-Heron Tigrisoma mexicanum

Observer

lhankin

Date

the past

Place

Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica (Google, OSM)

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Green Heron Butorides virescens

Observer

goldeagle60

Date

July 24, 2014 09:10 AM EDT

Description

Small Heron, greenish back, dark rust colored neck with streaking on the sides. Yellow area in front of the eyes.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

rwp84

Date

July 21, 2014

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snowy egret Egretta thula

Observer

dpom

Date

July 23, 2014
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Description from Wikipedia

The herons are long-legged freshwater and coastal birds in the family Ardeidae, with 64 recognised species (some are called "egrets" or "bitterns" instead of "heron"). Within Ardeidae, all members of the genera Botaurus and Ixobrychus are referred to as "bitterns", and — including the Zigzag Heron or Zigzag Bittern — are a monophyletic group within the Ardeidae. However, egrets are not a biologically distinct group from the herons, and tend to be named differently because they...

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