grey heron

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grey heron

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gray heron

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(Animals) a large European heron, Ardea cinerea, with grey wings and back and a long black drooping crest
Translations
airone cenerino
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Nine-year-old Michael Puzio suggested the name because he imagined the Touch-and-Go Sample Mechanism (TAGSAM) arm and solar panels on OSIRIS-REx look like the neck and wings in drawings of Bennu, which Egyptians usually depicted as a gray heron.
First place in the Airbus bio-diversity competition went to Richard Steel's picture of a Redstart (main) with second prize going to Mary Hughes' close-up of a bee (above) Honourable mentions go to a Gray Heron pictured by Climeri (far left), snail eating his lunch by myrddinto, a butterly on a flower by by celtic_nomad and a caterpillar hanging on for dear life by Fairy_Nuff (right)
The first Gray Heron (Ardea cinerea) specimen for North America was discovered by MR while selecting bird specimens from a teaching collection for an ornithology class at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in September 2002.