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Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
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Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

General Description: Green Herons (Butorides virescens) are small herons with a blue-gray back, reddish-brown (chestnut) head and neck, a black cap, and relatively short yellow-green legs (compared to other herons).

Taxonomy: Pelecaniformes, Ardeidae. Formerly Green-backed Heron.

Favored Habitat: Ponds and marshes with shrubby shoreline vegetation.

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Where to Find: Neighborhood ponds, parks (e.g., Lorenzi Park and Sunset Park), the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and Boulder Beach Marina at Lake Mead NRA. To find them in more natural habitat, visit the Pahranagat Valley or the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

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Green Heron fishing at marina; Dunedin, Florida
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Green Heron fishing at marina; Dunedin, Florida
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Green Heron; Everglades, Florida
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Green Heron; Everglades, Florida
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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