family Ardeidae

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Related to family Ardeidae: Grey Heron, little egret, Heron formula
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Synonyms for family Ardeidae

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Family Ardeidae (Herons), In: Handbook of the birds of the World (eds.
McKilligan (University of Southern Queensland) describes the 14 birds species in the family Ardeidae currently living in Australia, and characterizes their distribution and movement, lifespan, feeding and breeding behavior, population size, and conservation status.
occidentalis Linnaeus, brown I R pelican Family Phalacrocoracidae (cormorants) Phalacrocorax auritus (Lesson), I O double-crested cormorant Family Fregatidae (frigatebirds) Fregata magnificens Mathews, I R magnificent frigatebird Order Ciconiiformes (herons, ibises, storks, and allies) Family Ardeidae (bitterns and herons) Ardea alba (Linnaeus), great I O egret Ardea herodias Linnaeus, great I C blue heron Botaurus lentiginosus (Rackett), I R American bittern Bubulcus ibis (Linnaeus), cattle I R egret Butorides virescens (Linnaeus), I C Butorides virescens (Linnaeus), green heron Egretta caerulea (Linnaeus), little blue heron I R E.
Great blue herons are the largest North American members of the family Ardeidae, which includes 65 species of herons, egrets and bitterns.
The family Ardeidae gathers more than 60 species of herons, egrets and bitterns being one of the largest and more representative with characteristics adapted to wetlands (Sick, 1997).