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Green Heron

Butorides virescens


Spotted while boating down a small stream in Congaree National Park, SC.


Swamps, mangroves, marshes, and margins of ponds, rivers, lakes, and lagoons. Eggs are laid in platform nest in tree, thicket, or bush over water or sometimes in dry woodland or orchard; nests in both freshwater and brackish situations.

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marylou.wildlife 7 years ago

Thanks! It was the first time I had seen a green heron, it is definitely a very beautiful bird!

South Carolina, USA

Lat: 34.05, Long: -81.26

Spotted on Jun 22, 2010
Submitted on Jul 20, 2011

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