Giant heron


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Giant heron (Zoöl) a very large African heron (Ardeomega goliath). It is the largest heron known.
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In literature:

As he drew near the Perdu there appeared the giant blue heron, dropping to his perch in mid-water.
"Earth's Enigmas" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Low over the Vlaie Water flapped a giant heron, which alighted not far away and stood like a sentry, motionless at his post.
"The Little Red Foot" by Robert W. Chambers