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Green Heron - Butorides virescens This bird has a velvet-green back, rich chestnut body, and a dark cap often raised into a short crest.<br />
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Green Heron - Butorides virescens

This bird has a velvet-green back, rich chestnut body, and a dark cap often raised into a short crest.

Green Heron - Butorides virescens This bird has a velvet-green back, rich chestnut body, and a dark cap often raised into a short crest.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/57260/green_heron.html Butorides virescens,Geotagged,Green heron,Spring,United States,bird,heron

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The green heron is a small heron of North and Central America. It was long considered conspecific with its sister species the striated heron , and together they were called "green-backed heron". Birds of the nominate subspecies are extremely rare vagrants to western Europe; individuals from the Pacific coast of North America may similarly stray as far as Hawaii.

Similar species: Pelicans, Herons, Ibises
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Feb 12, 2018. Captured May 18, 2014 12:26 in 77 Foster Sheldon Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1579s
  • ISO320
  • 400mm