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Birdwatching in North America - Green Heron.Butorides virescens


The green heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron of North and Central America. Butorides is from Middle English butor "bittern" and Ancient Greek -oides, "resembling", and virescens is Latin for "greenish".

It was long considered conspecific with its sister species the striated heron (Butorides striata), and together they were called "green-backed heron". Birds of the nominate subspecies (no matter which taxonomic arrangement is preferred) are extremely rare vagrants to western Europe—for example, a sighting in Pembrokeshire in 2018 was only the second recorded sighting in Wales;[3] individuals from the Pacific coast of North America may similarly stray as far as Hawaii.

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Range map from www.oiseaux.net

Range map
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From opus at www.birdforum.net the forum for wild birds and birding.
Female / Male



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Green Heron.Butorides virescens
Mama & Papa Green Heron
South Padre Island, Texas - April 2023

Green Heron.Butorides virescens
Sitting on eggs
South Padre Island, Texas - April 2023

Green Heron.Butorides virescens
Mama & Papa and baby Green Heron + 2 eggs
South Padre Island, Texas - April 2023


Conservation status
Conservation status
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)



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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 30 March 2023
Location: eBird hotspot: Big Pine Key--Blue Hole


Green Heron.Butorides virescens
Green Heron
30 March 2023 - eBird hotspot: Big Pine Key--Blue Hole

Green Heron.Butorides virescens
Green Heron
30 March 2023 - eBird hotspot: Big Pine Key--Blue Hole

Green Heron.Butorides virescens
Green Heron
30 March 2023 - eBird hotspot: Big Pine Key--Blue Hole

Green Heron.Butorides virescens
Green Heron
2 April 2023 - Kirby Storter Roadside Park, Everglades, Florida

Green Heron.Butorides virescens
Green Heron
2 April 2023 - Kirby Storter Roadside Park, Everglades, Florida

Green Heron.Butorides virescens
Green Heron
17 April 2023 - eBird hotspot: Mustang Island -- The Willows, Texas



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