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    • Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns
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    • Ardeidae

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Recent observations

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cattle egret Bubulcus ibis

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ctracey

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April 11, 2014 09:59 AM EDT

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Green Heron Butorides virescens

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francisco3

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April 16, 2014 05:02 PM HST

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Garza-tigre mexicana Tigrisoma mexicanum

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francisco3

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April 16, 2014 05:00 PM HST

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Great Egret Ardea alba

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naturenut

Date

April 16, 2014

Description

when I was checking out the scissor-tails the egret flew by

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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fm5050

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April 13, 2014 02:48 PM EDT

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Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea

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fm5050

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April 13, 2014 02:53 PM EDT

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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antnat

Date

April 16, 2014

Description

Wading deeply

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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greglasley

Date

April 16, 2014

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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tonyg

Date

April 9, 2014

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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lmccracken

Date

April 14, 2014 05:30 PM EDT

Place

marlow nh (Google, OSM)

Description

Great blue heron is first of the year. It flew over my car going south.

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Snowy Egret Egretta thula

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kristward

Date

April 15, 2014 09:27 AM PDT

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great egret Ardea alba

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allenbartell

Date

April 15, 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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