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    • Ardeidae
  • English
    • Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns
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What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

July 4, 2015 02:29 PM PDT

Description

Great Egret with a flock of Snowy Egrets, like a school outing with a chaperone.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

July 4, 2015 02:29 PM PDT

Description

Great Egret with a flock of Snowy Egrets, like a school outing with a chaperone.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

finatic

Date

July 3, 2015 04:58 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Imperial County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala

Observer

csavy

Date

June 21, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

finatic

Date

July 3, 2015 05:03 PM PDT

Description

Imperial County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns Family Ardeidae

Observer

jbrown

Date

July 5, 2015 05:08 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns Family Ardeidae

Observer

jbrown

Date

July 5, 2015 04:48 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

gabyroffe

Date

June 24, 2015 04:14 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Has been spending time in the waterfront park for at least 2 weeks

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

gabyroffe

Date

July 6, 2015 08:42 AM EDT

Description

Seen on floating wetlands and water taxi

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

emmarkg

Date

July 5, 2015 08:41 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

At lake meritt boathouse at dusk.

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What

American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

February 1, 2014 02:47 PM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

poncho

Date

December 13, 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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