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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And yet, for whatever reason, this particular predaceous great blue heron and this particular boy have an odd thing going on.
We went west, coming up on another great blue heron, even closer this time than the last.
observed a Great Blue Heron at Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County, California (~130 km southeast of Lake Oso Flaco), capture an Eared Grebe.
This is one of the natural gems of the region, known as the "secret great blue heron colony" to those who know and love it.
This bird was presumed to be a Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), was frozen and sent to the Biology Department at MUN to be used in teaching specimen preparation.
As I cross the mouth of another cove, a great blue heron glides in to roost on a nearby stump.
The species infected were a great blue heron (Ardea herodias), 2 American crows (Corvus brachyrhyncos), 2 American robins (Turdus migratorius), 2 mourning doves (Zenaida macroura), a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), a blue-gray gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea), a northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos), a house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus), and a northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis).
Not 10 feet away was a great blue heron, standing unperturbed at the edge of the water.
SPENCER -- A Great Blue Heron found injured on Paxton Road on Sept.
Sometimes you'll see a great blue heron overhead, long legs stretched out behind, long neck folded in flight.
After dropping his fishing line into a clear brook, he would study the cattails along the water's edge for a glimpse of a great blue heron or a wood turtle.
Since the pond's restoration, many species have returned including snapping turtles, bullfrogs, salamanders, minnows, great blue heron, green heron, Canada geese, mallards and wood ducks.