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    • Ardeidae
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    • Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns
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Recent observations

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

blakesito

Date

October 26, 2016 09:16 AM CDT

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Great Egret Ardea alba

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miguel51cuellar

Date

January 1, 2016 07:07 AM CST

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Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus

Observer

juzahzammitross

Date

January 16, 2017 05:05 PM NZDT

Description

Australasian bittern seen on the Temuka River, near Wallingford Road. Bird flushed from vegetation, it flew up over me and up stream where it landed. Approx 10 minutes later it flew back over me down stream to its original spot.
Photo taken on phone - poor quality image.

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

colleenm

Date

January 17, 2017 05:01 PM CST

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Green Heron Butorides virescens

Observer

colleenm

Date

January 17, 2017 05:00 PM CST

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Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

Observer

noam_givon

Date

January 16, 2017 02:11 PM IST

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Date

February 2, 2012 12:26 PM CST

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

jgwalstrom

Date

December 23, 2016 02:57 PM PST

Description

Juvenile

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

emshaph

Date

January 18, 2017 08:34 AM PST

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Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

joanle0828

Date

January 18, 2017 10:33 AM CST

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Great Egret Ardea alba

Date

December 12, 2011 03:51 PM CST

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

finatic

Date

January 14, 2017 02:19 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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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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