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Great Blue Heron
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Ardea herodias Scientific name
Pelicaniformes Order
Ardeidae Family
97 to 137 cm. (Wingspan 167–201 cm) Length
Lakes, pool, wetlands, lagoons, estuaries, rivers, streams. Up to 2,600m. Range:- See map. Breeds USA, Canada, Bermuda, north western  Caribbean and West Indies. Resident in much of its range. Winters Central America, northern South America, , Colombia, rarely Brazil. Habitat
2–6 eggs, incubation, by both parents, 27-29 days, fledging 49–81 days. 1/2 broods per year. Clutch
Fish, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, chicks, crustaceans & large insects. Food  
Can hunt at night or daytime. Habits
3699 - TSN: 174773 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

AKA:- Catalan: Bernat americŕ
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other): kwabye nwe
Czech: Volavka velká
Danish: Stor Blĺhejre
German: Kanadareiher, Nordamerika-Reiher
English: Blue Crane, California Heron, Espiritu Santo Heron, Florida Heron, Great Blue Heron, Great white Heron, Northwestern coast Heron, San Lucas Heron, Treganza's Heron, Ward's Heron, Wurdemann's Heron
Spanish: Garcilote, Garza Azul, Garza Azulada, Garza Ceniza, Garza Morena, Garzón, Garzón Azul, Garzón azulado, Garzón Cenizo, Garzón moreno, Rabihorcado Grande
Spanish (Colombia): Garzón Azulado
Spanish (Costa Rica): Garzón azulado
Spanish (Cuba): Garcilote
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Garzón, Garzón Cenizo
Spanish (Honduras): Garzón moreno
Spanish (Mexico): garza morena, Garzón Cenizo
Spanish (Nicaragua): Garzón Azul
Spanish (Venezuela): Garzón Cenizo
Estonian: ameerika hallhaigur
Basque: Bernat americŕ
Finnish: Amerikanharmaahaikara
French: Grand Héron, Grand Héron bleu, Héron bleu, Héron de Wurdemann
Guadeloupean Creole French: Crabier radar
Galician: Bernat americŕ
Haitian Creole French: Gwo Krabye ble
Icelandic: Bláhegri
Italian: Airone azzurro, Airone azzurro maggiore
Japanese: ooaosagi
Japanese: オオアオサギ
Latin: Ardea herodias, Ardea herodias herodias
Lithuanian: Kanadinis garnys
Dutch: Amerikaanse Blauwe Reiger, Grote Blauwe Reiger
Norwegian: Herodiashegre
Ojibwa: ᒧᑌᑯᐅᓯ
Polish: czapla modra
Portuguese: garça-azul-grande, Garça-real-americana
Portuguese (Brazil): Garca Cinza, Garça-azul-grande
Russian: Большая цапля, Цапля большая голубая
Slovak: Volavka statná
Slovenian: ameriška siva čaplja
Swedish: Amerikansk grĺhäger
Turkish: Amerika Gri Balıkçılı
Chinese: 大蓝鹭


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Ardea herodias occidentalis
Ardea herodias santilucae
Ardea herodias treganzai
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