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The Great Blue heron is the largest North American heron.  It is 45-54 inches tall and has a 66-79 inch wingspan. Their neck is a rusty gray color and they have a nearly white face. Their body is a darker gray, and so are their legs. Their diet consists of  many types of fish, lizards, frogs, insects, and rodents. To communicate, their call is a harsh croak. Blue heron eggs are incubated for approximately 28 days, then hatch with in 1 or 2 days. The Blue heron is found in most of North America and can also be found in some of Canada and Alaska. some of their predators are bears, hawks , racoons, and even Bald eagles.

Fun Fact: Blue heron females lay 3-7 eggs, and they are called a clutch.

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