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Algonquin Blue Heron #074
The largest North American heron, it is blue-gray overall, the neck is rusty-gray, with black and white streaking down the front; the head is paler, with a nearly white face, and a pair of black plumes running from just above the eye to the back of the head. The bill is dull yellowish, becoming orange briefly at the start of the breeding season.