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Lives, Habitats & Pictures of Herons

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There are six types of herons in North America, the Great Blue Heron is the most abundant and widespread. From the smallest Green Heron to the night-herons, the more commonly found Black-crowned Night-Heron and its southerly cousin the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. The Tricolored Heron was once known as the Louisiana Heron and the Little Blue Heron. All these birds can be fairly easy to find in the southeastern states especially within the wetlands of Florida.

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References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society

Classic Collection of North American Birds