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Green Heron

Butorides virescens

Description:

The green heron is relatively small; adult body length is about 44 cm (17 in). The neck is often pulled in tight against the body. Adults have a glossy, greenish-black cap, a greenish back and wings that are grey-black grading into green or blue, a chestnut neck with a white line down the front, grey underparts and short yellow legs. The bill is dark with a long, sharp point. Female adults tend to be smaller than males, and have duller and lighter plumage, particularly in the breeding season.

Habitat:

Anhinga Trail at Everglades National Park, Florida


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2 Comments

Alex Salcedo
Alex Salcedo 4 years ago

Thank you for your kind comment ForestDragon ☺

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 4 years ago

Lovely portrait!

Alex Salcedo
Spotted by
Alex Salcedo

Florida, USA

Lat: 25.38, Long: -80.61

Spotted on Mar 9, 2014
Submitted on Mar 19, 2015

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