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  • Scientific Names
    • Ardeidae
  • English
    • Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns
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    • Чаплевыя
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    • 鷺科

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Recent observations

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Green Heron Butorides virescens

Observer

krosenthal

Date

September 11, 2007 07:38 PM EDT

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Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

Observer

krosenthal

Date

October 18, 2005 08:13 AM EDT

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea

Observer

gpstewart

Date

May 4, 2016

Description

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

gpstewart

Date

May 4, 2016

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

krosenthal

Date

September 12, 2005 05:09 PM EDT

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

dwbutcher

Date

March 19, 2016

Description

I observed this bird flying around the park and all day tried to get a good photo of it. The Bird landed in a tree with the fish in its beak just as I was getting ready to leave the park. One second the fish was there and the next the bird had eaten the fish. The photo I have posted is the best of the forty plus that I shot

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

taogirl

Date

May 2, 2016

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Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

taogirl

Date

May 2, 2016

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Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Observer

gaudettelaura

Date

March 22, 2016

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea

Observer

beschwar

Date

April 21, 2016

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

ingyl_13_mazatl

Date

April 30, 2016 07:33 AM CDT

Place

huiscuilco (Google, OSM)

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Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

ingyl_13_mazatl

Date

April 30, 2016 07:18 AM CDT

Place

huiscuilco (Google, OSM)
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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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