Green Heron
(Butorides virescens)

Green Heron
Green Heron Information

Length: 16 - 22"

Habitat: Freshwater and saltwater marshes with some shrubs or trees; shrubby or tree-lined edges of ponds, lakes, streams, and slow-moving rivers. Can be found feeding in
almost any aquatic habitat with shallow water.

Diet: Mostly small fish such as sunfish, minnows, and perch; also crustaceans, amphibians, snakes, earthworms, spiders, aquatic and terrestrial insects.
Identification tips for the Green Heron
Calls of the Green Heron
Range Maps:
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Green Heron Breeding Map USGS      
Breeding Map             

Additional photos and information:

Green Heron
Description, taxonomy, habitat, migration, and nesting. Includes photos and range map.




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