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Green Heron

Butorides virescens

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confirmed with a sighting of the bird

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lenrely
lenrely a month ago

Thank you! This one's missing the hallux, but after I saw the bird I looked around for a crow-sized track with a very rigid foot that couldn't possibly be anything else. The track looks like a miniature great blue heron's with a little bit of webbing on one side, when the toes are together like this one is pretty much the only flexibility there is. There aren't any other herons this small, if it was a crow there would be bumps and warts where the joints are. Bird tracking is a lost art, I'd recommend the book Bird Tracks & Sign. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations...

pramod.mitikiri
pramod.mitikiri a month ago

How do you deduce what type of bird left this footprint, based on the actual footprint? That's really amazing!

lenrely
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Hiddenite, North Carolina, United States

Spotted on May 1, 2021
Submitted on Nov 30, 2021

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