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Great Blue Heron (Ardea Herodias) by Mind Map: Great Blue Heron (Ardea Herodias)
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Great Blue Heron (Ardea Herodias)

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Biome

Lakes

The great blue heron lives in a lake biome. It rests near lakes and swamps ex.

Habitat

Water

They rest in freshwater habitats and marine coastal environments.

Map

It is spread out from southeast Alaska, northern Alberta, central Manitoba,Ontario, southern Quebec and the Canadian Mari-times south through the United States to northern South America and the Galapagos Islands. So this specie is very developed in the western countries.

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Action Plan

Government

GLWCAP was a new way of protecting the wetlands that are being damaged. Increase Public Awareness and Commitment to Protecting Wetlands Improve Wetland Science, Data and Monitoring Secure Wetlands Create, Reclaim, Rehabilitate and Manage Wetlands Strengthen Legislation, Policies, Agreements and Compliance Strengthen Local Planning and Commitment to Wetland Conservation Improve Coordination Evaluate the Program

My

Tell everyone to stop litter and pollute Don't scare the great blue heron if you see it. To help the GLWCAP and help them raise money  

Status

Special Concern

In the pacific coast it is also listed that the great blue heron is a specie with special concern.

Threatned

they are being threatened by humans and how much their are taking down their habitats.

Human and Predator Effects on the Great Blue Heron.

The heron is being threatened by the humans and the predators. Humans are constructing on near their habitats. Predators eat their eggs or new born chicks and some eat the grown heron. The predators: eagles crows ravens vultures hawks raccoons bears

Biology

Size

Adults are  over 1m high. It's neck, bill, wings and legs are long. It also weighs 6.7 pounds.  

Colour

The top of the adult's head is with a black strip on each side. The back is grayish blue and the breast is white streaked with black.  

Life Cycle

It lives a long time some are lucky to live up to 17 years.

Off Spring

The great blue herons who breed are in Canada to northern Mexico and on the Galapagos Islands. Herons that are breading have long Breeding herons have long plumes on their breasts, flanks, and backs.

Interesting Facts

Sound

The Heron is usually silent. 'frawnk' sound at breeding colonies when alarmed a 'gooo' call at the end of one of its courtship displays an occasional 'ee' call when flying The heron also utters a 'roh-roh-roh' sound when it approaches the nest.

Flight

averages 25 m.p.h. Its maximum flight speed can approach 35 m.p.h.

Diet

The great blue heron eats different kinds of food such as: fish frogs reptiles small mammals insects crustaceans other birds