Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea - Héron cendré

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Pelecaniformes

  • Family
    :

    Ardéidés

  • Genus
    :

    Ardea

  • Species
    :

    cinerea

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 98 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 175 à 195 cm.
  • Weight
    : 600 à 1200 g
Longevity

25 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) is a species of bird in the Ardeidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Ardea cinerea cinerea (w Europe to e Asia to India and Africa)
  • Ardea cinerea jouyi (n China, Korea and Japan to Sumatra and Java)
  • Ardea cinerea monicae (Banc d'Arguin. Mauritania.)
  • Ardea cinerea firasa (Madagascar, Comoros and Aldabra)

Foreign names

  • Héron cendré,
  • Garza Real,
  • Garça-real,
  • Graureiher,
  • Szürke gém,
  • Blauwe Reiger,
  • Airone cenerino,
  • Gråhäger,
  • Gråhegre,
  • volavka popolavá,
  • volavka popelavá,
  • Fiskehejre,
  • harmaahaikara,
  • Bloureier,
  • bernat pescaire,
  • Gráhegri,
  • czapla siwa,
  • zivju gārnis,
  • siva čaplja,
  • Серая цапля,
  • Cangak abu,
  • アオサギ,
  • 苍鹭,
  • นกกระสานวล,
  • 蒼鷺,

Voice song and cries

Héron cendré
adult

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Permanent Inland Deltas, Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes, Seasonal/Intermittent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes and Flats, Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Marshes/Pools, Seasonal/Intermittent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Marshes/Pools ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Mud Flats and Salt Flats, Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Ponds (below 8ha), Aquaculture Ponds, Wastewater Treatment Areas, Irrigated Land (includes irrigation channels), Canals and Drainage Channels, Ditches

Geographic range

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