WoRMS taxon details

Ardea herodias Linnaeus, 1758

159382  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159382)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   
Distribution North America  
Distribution North America [details]
WoRMS (2018). Ardea herodias Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159382 on 2018-02-22
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2005-06-01 12:41:20Z
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original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record Banks, R.C., R.W. McDiarmid, and A.L. Gardner. 1987. Checklist of vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Resource Publication No. 166. 79 p. [details]   

additional source Robbins, C. S. (1983). Golden field Guide to Birds of North America. Golden press. 360p. [details]   

additional source Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station., available online at http://www.gmwsrs.org/main.htm [details]   

additional source Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68: p. [details]   

additional source Squires, H.J. 1990. Decapod Crustacea of the Atlantic coast of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 221. 532 p. [details]   

additional source University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Animal Diversity Web., available online at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html [details]   

additional source Gallardo, J. C., V. Macías, and E. Velarde. 2009. Birds (Vertebrata: Aves) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1321–1342 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Diet fish, frogs, salamanders, lizards, snakes, shrimps, crabs, crayfish, dragonflies, grasshoppers, and many aquatic insects [details]

Dimensions Length: 46" (117 cm); Wingspan: 72" (183 cm) [details]

Distribution North America [details]

Habitat rivers, lake edges, marshes, saltwater shores, and swamps [details]

Reproduction Breeds across Canada from Nova Scotia and Gaspe to southeastern Alaska and south to Florida, Texas, and northern Mexico. Winters along the coastal and inland waters from the northern United States to the West Indies, Central, and northern South America. It is a colonial Breeder. Eggs are laid from mid May to late June. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English great blue heronamerikaanse blauwe reiger  [details]
French Grand Héron  [details]
German Kanadareiher  [details]
Lithuanian didysis pilkasis garnys  [details]
Polish czapla modra  [details]
Russian большая голубая цапля  [details]
Slovenian ameriška siva čaplja  [details]
Spanish garza azulada  [details]
Turkish büyük mavi balıkçıl  [details]
Ukrainian Велика синє чапляВелика блакитна чапля  [details]