great blue heron

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great blue heron

n.
A large heron (Ardea herodias) of North and Central America, having blue-gray plumage and a predominantly white head with a dark crest.

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n.
a large North American heron, Ardea herodias, having bluish gray plumage.
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Noun1.great blue heron - large American heron having bluish-grey plumagegreat blue heron - large American heron having bluish-grey plumage
heron - grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
Ardea, genus Ardea - type genus of the Ardeidae: large New and Old World herons
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They ranged in size from the Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) to Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias).
A single great blue heron (Ardea herodias), three great egrets (Ardea alba), and 11 black-crowned night-herons were perched on the elevated margins of the pond.
glabra), reptiles (Iguana iguana) y aves (Anas platyrhynchos diazi, Ardea alba, Ardea herodias, Chloroceryle americana, Dendrocygna autumnalis, Nyctanassa violacea y Phalacrocorax brasilianus).
Olsen, "Assessing habitat use by breeding Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias) on the upper Mississippi River, USA," Waterbirds, vol.
OF THE MANY BIRD SPECIES that inhabit wetlands, perhaps none is more iconic than the Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias).
Retrobulbar teratoma in a great blue heron (Ardea herodias).
We're creating emotional bookmarks for participants and remembering the scientific name Ardea herodias is not nearly as important as remembering the feeling of awe as you hide in the tall lakeside grasses watching a great blue heron silently hunt for food.
Delving deeply into the details of birds ranging from the Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus), the Red-Eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus), and the Mourning Dove (Zenaida macoura), to the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura), the Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), and forty-five others, Fifty Common Birds Of The Upper Midwest provides readers with a remarkable coverage of the birds routinely observed in the multistate area.
Gronk is a huge Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) who has been limbering around and over our lakefront home like some prehistoric creature since the time we moved here 15 years ago.