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Green Heron

Butorides virescens

Description:

The Green Heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron of North and Central America. It was long considered conspecific with its sister species the Striated Heron (Butorides striata), and together they were called "Green-backed Heron". Birds of the nominate subspecies (no matter which taxonomic arrangement is preferred) are extremely rare vagrants to western Europe; individuals from the Pacific coast of North America may similarly stray as far as Hawaii. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Heron...

Habitat:

Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntl.........

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5 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Wonderful shot!

RickGomez
RickGomez 8 years ago

Fantastic capture!

StephanieRadner
StephanieRadner 8 years ago

Every time I have ever seen a green heron, it has been eating a green frog!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Great shot!! That's a big mouthful for the heron!

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 8 years ago

Wow!

Louisa
Spotted by
Louisa

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 19, 2012
Submitted on Jul 2, 2012

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