The Green Heron (Butorides virescens) in the Birds.

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 Black-headed Heron
 Black Heron
 Capped Heron
 Cattle Egret
 Chinese Egret
 Chinese Pond-Heron
 Cocoi Heron
 Dimorphic Heron
 Dusky-gray Heron
 Eastern Reef-Heron
 Goliath Heron
 Gray Heron
 Great Blue Heron
 Great White-bellied Heron
 Great White Egret
 Green Heron
 Indian Pond Heron
 Intermediate Egret
 Javanese Pond-Heron
 Lava Heron
 Little Blue Egret
 Little Egret
 Madagascar Heron
 Madagascar Squacco Heron
 Pied Heron
 Purple Heron
 Reddish Egret
 Red-throated Heron
 Rufous-bellied Heron
 Snowy Egret
 Squacco Heron
 Striated Heron
 Tricolored Heron
 Western Reef-Heron
 Whistling Heron
 White-faced Heron
 White-necked Heron

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Green Heron
Butorides virescens

Green Heron (Butorides virescens) Photo: USA 2000.
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)


The Green Heron (Butorides virescens) is natural to the Americas. Its distribution includes North America, Central America and the Caribbean Islands.


From sea level to 1850 meters.


Normally found in the proximity of fresh water, brackish water or saltwater.


The nest is done in trees and bushes. The clutch is from two to seven eggs. Incubation takes from 20 to 25 days and it is done by both parents. The youngsters leave the nest when they are 16 to 17 days.


In length reaches from 38 to 45 cm.


The Green Heron in Spanish is called “Garcita Verde”.

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