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Green Heron

Butorides virescens

Description:

Measurements of both male and female: Length: 16.1–18.1 in or 41–46 cm Wingspan : 25.2–26.8 in or 64–68 cm Weight: 8.5 oz or 240 g

Habitat:

Breeds in swampy thickets. Forages in swamps, along creeks and streams, in marshes, ponds, lake edges, and pastures. Winters mostly in coastal areas, especially mangrove swamps. Spotted in A normally wet wetland, that is quickly drying up.

Notes:

This Green Heron was spotted in a normally very wet wetland area, that is quickly drying out due to lack of rain in our area. We finally received some rain yesterday and last night, I am hoping we get more so this area does not dry completely up.

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6 Comments

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

Thank you so very much Mayra, Courtney, Antonio, Leanne, and Alice, for your wonderful comments.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Beautiful!

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Beautiful series.

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

Awesome series Willie,congrats,thanks for sharing

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Alice said it all. Wonderful!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

As usual, wonderful series of pictures!

williefromwi
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williefromwi

Mequon, Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Jul 15, 2012
Submitted on Jul 19, 2012

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