Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52483

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Ardeidae
Genus:Ardea
Genus species:Ardea cinerea

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:90-98 cm
Identification:The gray heron has gray feathers, a whitish foreneck and breast with dark streaking, and a black crown band and shoulders.
Habitat:Wetlands
Diet:Carnivore: large insects, fish, frogs, mice
Reproduction:The rainy season signals the start of the breeding season. Each pair lays 3-5 eggs.
Although gray herons are sociable, they are often found alone.
Behavior:When perching, these birds will often adopt a hunching stance.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Europe
Africa
Western Asia
Date:1974-12 Subjects:long-legged wading bird
Gray heron
Grey heron
Ardea
Herons
Ardeidae
Ciconiiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52483