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Great Blue Heron
(Ardea herodias)

        
Great Blue Heron
Photo © David Blevins
 
Great Blue Heron Information

Length: 38 - 52"

Breeding Habitat:
Marshes, swamps, tidal flats, shallow coastal bays; shores of ponds, lakes, and rivers. Prefers habitats that include tall trees for nesting.

Diet
: Mostly fish; also frogs, salamanders, lizards, crayfish, snakes, crustaceans, aquatic and terrestrial insects. Some small birds and small mammals (such as rodents).
Identification tips for the Great Blue Heron
 
Calls of the Great Blue Heron
 
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
Great Blue Heron Breeding Map Great Blue Heron Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map           Winter Map (CBC)     
 
 
Additional Information:
 
Audubon Field Guide
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and songs and calls.
     
   

 

 


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