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Great Blue Heron

Grand Héron

Ardea herodias

Birds of North America
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Blue Heron

Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Great Blue Heron

B L W W W Family Latin Name
46" 117cm 72" 190cm 5.25lb 2.4kg Ardeidae Ardea herodias

  • Breeding
  • Year Around
  • Winter
Great Blue Heron range

The Great Blue Heron is the largest member of the heron family seen in North America. Although these herons are seen on just about any lake with a food supply, they mostly gather in nesting colonies situated on marshes to nest and to raise their young. It is not unusual to see these wading birds in farmfields and pastures. This is because they are hunting mice, snakes and land frogs. They are found throughout the Caribbean Sea and into the northern South American countries. It is a native bird of Cuba.

Birds of Cuba