AnAge entry for Ardea herodias

Classification (HAGRID: 01865)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Pelecaniformes
                Family: Ardeidae
                    Genus: Ardea
Species
Ardea herodias
Common name
Great blue heron

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
24.5 years (wild)
Source
ref. 427
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
669 days
Male sexual maturity
669 days
Incubation
28 days
Clutch size
4 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
2
Weight at hatching
50 g
Adult weight
1,870 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.156 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 174773
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 56072
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