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Green Heron juvenile pho

Green Heron juvenile (IBBRRC photo)

Common name:

Green Heron

Latin name:

Butorides virescens

Family:

Ardeidae

Length:

18"

Wing span:

26"

Weight:

7 oz (210 g)

Habitat:

Marshes, wetlands and ponds

Notes:

Smallest Northern American heron. During breeding season they erect neck feathers and prance around uttering a "qua qua" to attract females.

Link:

Cornell's All about birds: Greeh Heron

 

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