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Green Heron

Butorides virescens

Description:

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

Habitat:

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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2 Comments

marylou.wildlife
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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