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Green Heron

Butorides virescens


The Green Heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron of North and Central America. It was long considered conspecific with its sister species the Striated Heron (Butorides striata), and together they were called "Green-backed Heron". Birds of the nominate subspecies (no matter which taxonomic arrangement is preferred) are extremely rare vagrants to western Europe; individuals from the Pacific coast of North America may similarly stray as far as Hawaii


This bird and the Boat-billed are my favorites of the Heron family

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AnnalisaD 9 years ago

:) thanks Bong!

Bong Ambutong
Bong Ambutong 9 years ago

Excellent shot...

AnnalisaD 9 years ago

Thank you!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Fine colors,

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Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Dec 6, 2011
Submitted on Dec 22, 2011

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