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Summary information for HERON, GREAT BLUE
Common Name HERON, GREAT BLUE
Scientific Name ARDEA HERODIAS
Status NONGAME, SENSITIVE, STATE RANK S5, GLOBAL RANK G5
Primary Habitat Association Wetland matrix
Preferred Habitat Nest in mature to old growth bottomland forests, preferrably in tracts greater than 250 acres. Forage in marshes, backwaters, streams, ditches and along pond margins.
Distribution Common transient, uncommon summer resident, rare winter resident in south, casual in north *59*. Occur statewide, but don't nest in every county *08*.
Known to
occur in
these
counties:
ADAIR, ANDREW, ATCHISON, AUDRAIN, BARRY, BARTON, BATES, BENTON, BOLLINGER, BOONE, BUCHANAN, BUTLER, CALDWELL, CALLAWAY, CAMDEN, CAPE GIRARDEAU, CARROLL, CARTER, CASS, CEDAR, CHARITON, CHRISTIAN, CLARK, CLAY, CLINTON, COLE, COOPER, CRAWFORD, DADE, DALLAS, DAVIESS, DEKALB, DENT, DOUGLAS, DUNKLIN, FRANKLIN, GASCONADE, GENTRY, GREENE, GRUNDY, HARRISON, HENRY, HICKORY, HOLT, HOWARD, HOWELL, IRON, JACKSON, JASPER, JEFFERSON, JOHNSON, KNOX, LACLEDE, LAFAYETTE, LAWRENCE, LEWIS, LINCOLN, LINN, LIVINGSTON, MACON, MADISON, MARIES, MARION, MCDONALD, MERCER, MILLER, MISSISSIPPI, MONITEAU, MONROE, MONTGOMERY, MORGAN, NEW MADRID, NEWTON, NODAWAY, OREGON, OSAGE, OZARK, PEMISCOT, PERRY, PETTIS, PHELPS, PIKE, PLATTE, POLK, PULASKI, PUTNAM, RALLS, RANDOLPH, RAY, REYNOLDS, RIPLEY, SALINE, SCHUYLER, SCOTLAND, SCOTT, SHANNON, SHELBY, ST. CHARLES, ST. CLAIR, ST. FRANCOIS, ST. LOUIS, STE. GENEVIEVE, STODDARD, STONE, TANEY, TEXAS, VERNON, WARREN, WASHINGTON, WAYNE, WEBSTER, WRIGHT

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