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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArdea herodias Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 159382

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAves (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCiconiiformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArdeidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArdea (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArdea herodias (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArdea Linnaeus, 1758
Sources  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://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgreat blue heronUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoramerikaanse blauwe reiger  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGrand Héron  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKanadareiher  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordidysis pilkasis garnys  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorczapla modra  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorбольшая голубая цапля  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorameriška siva čaplja  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgarza azulada  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbüyük mavi balıkçıl  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorВелика синє чапляUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorВелика блакитна чапля  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (9 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (1185 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (96 nucleotides; 33 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet fish, frogs, salamanders, lizards, snakes, shrimps, crabs, crayfish, dragonflies, grasshoppers, and many aquatic insects [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: 46" (117 cm); Wingspan: 72" (183 cm) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution North America [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat rivers, lake edges, marshes, saltwater shores, and swamps [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction 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]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Ardea herodias
Ardea herodias
Ardea herodias - great blue heron
Ardea herodias - great...
Ardea herodius - Great Blue Heron
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159382
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-06-01 12:41:20Z  created  Claus, Simon
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z  checked  Adriaens, Peter
  
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  Citation: Adriaens, P. (2014). Ardea herodias Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159382 on 2014-12-18
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