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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.

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Michelle Parish
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Michelle Parish

Oregon, USA

Spotted on Oct 27, 2012
Submitted on Oct 27, 2012

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