Large wading bird
Striking blue-gray plumage, long legs, sharp beak
Powerful jaws, sharp teeth
Forages in shallow waters, catch fish, frogs, and small aquatic prey
Ambushes prey in water uses stealth and power
Moves swiftly in water, less agile on land
regions with a large prey base, such as deer, a primary food source.
Uses a long, pointed bill to poke and prod predators, sharp enough to cause injury