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Green Heron Images

Green Heron Images, Facts and Information:

Butorides virescens

  • Green Herons are short, stocky herons with short legs, deep green backs, chestnut to maroon colored breasts and necks with long, sharp bills.
  • Green Herons are year round residents in some parts of their range and medium distance migrants in other parts.
  • Green Herons can be found inland and in coastal areas in marshes, swamps, lakes, ponds, sloughs and other wet habitats.
  • Green Herons eat fish, insects, spiders, snails, amphibians, crustaceans, reptiles and small rodents.
  • Green Herons lay 2 to 7 eggs which hatch in 19 to 21 days. Both sexes incubate and they are monogamous.
  • Green Herons have also been called Green-backed Herons.
  • A group of herons can be called a “rookery”, “scattering”, “battery” and “hedge” of herons.
  • Green Herons can live to over 7 years of age.

I hope you enjoy viewing my Green Heron photos.

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