great white heron


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great white heron

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1. (Animals) a large white heron, Ardea occidentalis, of S North America
2. (Animals) a widely distributed white egret, Egretta (or Casmerodius) albus
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Noun1.great white heron - a common egret of the genus Egretta found in Americagreat white heron - a common egret of the genus Egretta found in America; it is a variety of the Old World white egret Casmerodius albus
egret - any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season
Egretta, genus Egretta - small Old and New World herons
2.great white heron - widely distributed Old World white egretgreat white heron - widely distributed Old World white egret
egret - any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season
Egretta, genus Egretta - small Old and New World herons
Casmerodius, genus Casmerodius - a white egrets
3.great white heron - large white heron of Florida and the Florida Keysgreat white heron - large white heron of Florida and the Florida Keys
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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During the study period from January 2009 to December 2010, regular monthly and bi-monthly census of Grey Heron Ardea cinerea, Great White Heron Ardea alba, Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides, Little Egret and Cattle Egret were conducted.
Audubon was fascinated by the Great White Heron or Great Egret's stalking style, "its steps measured, its long neck gracefully retracted and curved" (Audubon 1831-1949:vol.4 p.601) and in his 1832 drawing of the White Heron (plate 386) he depicts the bird bending and pulling its neck back in order to quickly lunge it at one of its prey, possibly one of the shrimps, fish, or frogs hidden in the pond at the edge of which it is stalking.
An all-white version of the Great Blue Heron, sometimes called the "Great White Heron" lives in southern Florida and parts of the Caribbean.
Another haven for birdlife in the lower Keys is the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, which encompasses more than 375 square miles and is the prime nesting and breeding area for America's largest wading bird and the only place where these heron can be observed in the United States.
Kotuku is the Maori word for the great white heron, a rare bird that appears to Wire in the marsh, a bird Wire learns about when she understands some Maori mythology.
Another famous resident of this town produced a definitive study in ornithology so it is appropriate that the that the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge is nearby.
Child again for a few minutes I follow my son tonight racing the shallows where the great white heron comes to rest.
Nearby are cormorants (phalacrocorax olivaceus) and many types of heron, including the gray herons with their slender, slanting necks, and the great white heron. Several species of duck take possession of the ponds, while sparrow hawks and eagles fly overhead in search of prey.
The club also unveiled its crest, a circular logo including two great white herons — an emblem it says celebrates Miami's "international, diverse, inclusive, creative and ambitious spirit."
Powell, "Food availability and reproduction by Great White Herons, Ardea herodias: a food addition study," Colonial Waterbirds, vol.