Green Heron

Butorides virescens

Summary 4

The green heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron of North and Central America. Butorides is from Middle English butor "bittern" and Ancient Greek -oides, "resembling", and virescens is Latin for "greenish".

Where to Find at Duck Creek 5

Green Herons can be found phishing along the banks or in the middle of the creek. They are really small and blend in very well with the foliage of the creek so they are easy to miss you are not looking carefully.

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  1. (c) techguy_does_naturephotography, all rights reserved, uploaded by Kyle Chavez, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/79334224
  2. (c) techguy_does_naturephotography, all rights reserved, uploaded by Kyle Chavez, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/79334228
  3. (c) techguy_does_naturephotography, all rights reserved, uploaded by Kyle Chavez, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/79334230
  4. Adapted by Kyle Chavez from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butorides_virescens
  5. (c) Kyle Chavez, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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