great blue heron(redirected from Ardea herodias)
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Related to Ardea herodias: Egretta thula, Egretta caerulea, Charadrius vociferus, Butorides virescens
great blue heron
A large heron (Ardea herodias) of North and Central America, having blue-gray plumage and a predominantly white head with a dark crest.
great′ blue′ her′on
a large North American heron, Ardea herodias, having bluish gray plumage.