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    • Garça-real-americana
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    • Ardea herodias
    • Ardea herodius
  • Spanish
    • Garza morena
  • English
    • Great Blue Heron
  • French
    • Grand Héron
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • GBHE

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Recent observations

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Garza morena Ardea herodias

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francisco3

Date

January 20, 2014 08:30 AM HST

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 20, 2014

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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maractwin

Date

August 20, 2014 11:55 AM EDT

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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dwboston

Date

August 20, 2014 08:15 AM CDT

Description

Seen on the way to work this morning accompanied by a Great Egret (see: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/840176).

08/20/2014, 8:15 AM
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 1/640 sec, f/5.6, 400mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM), ISO 1000 (auto), Exp comp +1/3

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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csavy

Date

October 16, 2013

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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alicep

Date

August 17, 2014

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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fm5050

Date

August 17, 2014 07:09 AM EDT

Description

Sandy Point State Park, MD August 17, 2014

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 17, 2014

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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cullen

Date

August 13, 2014 07:14 AM CDT

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GBHE Ardea herodias

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zcota

Date

August 2, 2014

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GBHE Ardea herodias

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zcota

Date

August 2, 2014

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GBHE Ardea herodias

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zcota

Date

August 2, 2014
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Description from Wikipedia

The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a...

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.