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This spotting was made at the Disney's Boardwalk, Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This is a small heron. It breeds from the Gulf states of the USA, through Central America and the Caribbean south to Peru and Uruguay. It is a resident breeder in most of its range, but some northern breeders migrate to the southeastern USA or beyond in winter. It eats fish, frogs, crustaceans, small rodents and insects.
Artificial lake in Lake Buena Vista, Florida