Great Blue Heron

About the Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron is a large wading bird that is common near shores and open water across North and Central America. It can also be found in the West Indies and Gal

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 29 January 2010
Scientific Name
Ardea herodias
  • Ciconiiformes
  • Ardeidae
  • Ardea
  • A. herodias
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 20 September 2019)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
36 to 55 inches
66 to 79 inches
64 to 77 ounces

Range

International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Garça-azul-grande
Czech (Cesky) Volavka Velká
Danish (Dansk) Stor Blåhejre
Dutch (Nederlands) Amerikaanse Blauwe Reiger
Finnish (Suomi) Amerikanharmaahaikara
French (Français) Grand Héron
German (Deutsch) Kanadareiher
Italian (Italiano) Airone Azzurro Maggiore
Japanese (日本語) オオアオサギ (Ooaosagi)
Norwegian (Norsk) Herodiashegre
Polish (Polski) Czapla Modra
Russian (русский язык) Цапля большая голубая
Spanish (Español) Garza Azulada
Swedish (Svenska) Amerikansk gråhäger
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