Gray Heron

Ardea cinerea jouyi

Order

PELECANIFORMES

Family

Bitterns, Herons and Egrets (Ardeidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

CHAALE

ITIS

HEAD

Gray Heron Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Yellow
  • Head pattern: Crested or plumed, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: White with black sides.
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: Black and white.
  • Throat Color: White with rows of small black dots.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Gray Heron Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 90-98 cm (35.4-38.6 in)
  • Weight: 1417-1501 g (50-52.95 oz)
  • Size: Very Large (32 - 72 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: White to gray.
  • Upperparts: Gray to blue-gray.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Gray Heron Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with slow, steady wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 180-190 cm (70.9-74.8 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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