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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The great blue heron. University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, Canada.
And yet, for whatever reason, this particular predaceous great blue heron and this particular boy have an odd thing going on.
Critique: A fascinating read that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking, "Soul External: Rediscovering The Great Blue Heron" offers an extraordinary literary experience that will linger in the mind long after the book is finished and set back upon the shelf.
Closer to the water, Great Blue Herons and Snowy Egrets stood in the swash zone of incoming waves.
On 24 April 2009, we recovered a dead, emaciated Great Blue Heron from a small pond near Jacksonville, Jackson County, Oregon.
Think of a great blue heron with a 40-foot wingspan, and you'll get an idea of what Quetzalcoatlus northropi was like 65 million years ago, says evolutionary biologist Kevin Padian of the University of California, Berkeley.
OF THE MANY BIRD SPECIES that inhabit wetlands, perhaps none is more iconic than the Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias).
Francis of Assisi" and "Great Blue Heron" are also on display.
But it wasn't until later that he noticed a great blue heron lingering at the edge of the frame--the detail that truly makes the image.
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The plate images currently released in the Double Elephant Folio include some of Audubon's most admired birds, such as "Great Blue Heron," "Wild Turkey" and "Roseate Spoonbill."
With the pond frozen over, this great blue heron is patiently waiting out the cold spell--and it was patient enough to wait for a three-minute exposure with almost perfect stillness.