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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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What

Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

johnnybirder

Date

July 24, 2015 08:37 PM EDT

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

nanorca13

Date

May 8, 2015 11:39 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea

Observer

ericisley

Date

July 30, 2015 08:58 AM CDT

Description

07-30-15_MG_5074

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What

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Date

July 30, 2015

Description

Periferia Presa Constitución 1917. San Juan del Río, Qro. Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos.

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What

Great Egret Ardea alba

Date

July 30, 2015

Description

Periferia Presa Constitución 1917. San Juan del Río, Qro. Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos.

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 29, 2015

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What

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 29, 2015

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What

Great Egret Ardea alba

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 29, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 29, 2015

Description

Bored? See if you can spot the Tricolored Heron in the second photo!

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What

Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 29, 2015

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What

Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 29, 2015

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What

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

simbiosisx

Date

December 12, 2007
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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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