All About The Great Blue Heron Or Blue Crane





Usually resident throughout the year. Lives in marshy, swampy places.



Head and throat white, with long black crest.--Very long neck covered

with light gray feathers--darker on chest--back, ashy gray--darker

wings--a touch of red on bend of wings and legs.



Long legs, which are black.



Long bill, which is yellow, sharp, and strong.



Food--mostly fish, frogs, and small reptiles. Feeds near sunset.



Nest very simple--sometimes directly on ground or rocks--at other times

a rickety platform of sticks.



Eggs blue-green--four in number--young helpless for at least three

weeks after hatching.





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