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Great Blue Heron
(Ardea herodias)

        
   
   
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.

Great Blue Heron

Photo © David Blevins
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Diet: Mostly fish; also frogs, salamanders,
lizards, crayfish, snakes, crustaceans, aquatic
and terrestrial insects. Some small birds and small
mammals (such as rodents).
 
 
Great Blue Heron ID TipsIdentification tips for the Great Blue Heron
 
 
Great Blue Heron's CallListen to the Great Blue Heron
  (Sound file provided by and copyrighted to Naturesongs.com, 2003)
 
 
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
Great Blue Heron Breeding Map Great Blue Heron Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map           Winter Map (CBC)     
 
 
Additional Information:
 
Aquatic Environments
Photo of Great Blue Heron, description, distribution, reproduction, ecology, behavior, vocalization
     
   

 

 


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