Utah Bird Profile
  Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias

Name Roots: (L. ardea, "eron" - Gr. herodios, "a heron")

In Utah:   
by Ted Steinke

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a deciduous tree at a height of 30-70 (10-130) feet, in a platform nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is a piscivore/carniovore: water ambusher. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a piscivore/carnivore: water ambusher.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in wetlands and lowland riparian habitats.
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