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Green Heron

Butorides virescens


Dark, but bright blue feathers on head and out layer of wings. The feathers darken to black along the body. The feet are three-toed and a very strong mustard yellow. Beak is black, probably 2-3 centimeters long.


Shallow, slow-moving bayou of Katy, Texas. Surface of water mostly covered in algae. Bird perched on tree branches resting in water.

1 Comment

AshleyT 3 years ago

Again, please take a look at your map and fix it. You have to manually move the pin to TX, just typing it in doesn't work anymore

Josh Anadu
Spotted by
Josh Anadu

Katy, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 18, 2017
Submitted on Jun 29, 2017

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