Wading Birds

Critter

Great Egret

David Rosen, Wildside Photography

Common name: Great Egret

Scientific name: Casmerodius albus
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae
Habitat: wetlands, ponds, shorelines, and wet fields
Size: 0.9 to 1.0 meters tall

Critter

Great Blue Heron

David Rosen, Wildside Photography

Common name: Great Blue Heron

Scientific name: Ardea herodias
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae
Habitat: vernal pools, rivers and lakes
Size: 1.0 to 1.4 meters tall

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