Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron - San Diego, CA
© Tom Benson
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson

The Great Blue Heron is a rare visitor to campus, with individulas occasionally seen flying over or in the flooded basins around Badger Hill. It is a common breeding resident in southern California.

The Great Blue Heron is gray overall, has a white head with dark blue lateral crown stripes, and a white foreneck with dark blue streaking and whitish underparts.


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