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Green Heron

Butorides virescens

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Liam a year ago
Green Heron
Butorides virescens Green Heron


uauuu! :) very inteligent beahveour,thanks for sharing is one more thing that confirm our knowleg that animal's are much more inteligent than we normaly acepted

Hema Shah
Hema Shah a year ago

Antonio, i found this info on the Cornell website.
"The Green Heron is one of the few tool-using birds. It commonly drops bait onto the surface of the water and grabs the small fish that are attracted. It uses a variety of baits and lures, including crusts of bread, insects, earthworms, twigs, or feathers"

what they use exactly,do you know?

Hema Shah
Hema Shah a year ago

Thanks Antonio.
These are extremely intelligent birds . They are the only birds known to throw some kind of bait to catch their prey.

beautiful Emma

Jellis a year ago

Believe we had this the other day. This looks like also a Green Heron Butorides virescens

Tulare, California, USA

Lat: 36.70, Long: -118.76

Spotted on Jun 7, 2012
Submitted on Jun 7, 2012

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