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Green Heron

Butorides virescens

Description:

This small heron was seen as it started to rain. I tried to hurry and take a picture but it would only let me get so close. One more step and it would start to step away. It I stepped back, so would it. The rain was getting harder here in the lightening capital so I had to just accept what I had. Id's mostly from white patch under chin and bolder colors than found on juvenile yellow-crowned night heron.

Habitat:

Shorelines

Notes:

The green heron is protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/Regula... http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Green...

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1Sarah2
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1Sarah2

Madeira Beach, Florida

Spotted on Jul 18, 2011
Submitted on Jul 24, 2011

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