Green Heron

Green Heron Photo credit: Jimmy Jackson

-Butorides virescens-

Colorful, small and stocky bird with relatively long, straight bill. Captures fish along wooded steams, ponds, swamps and marshes.  Resembles a crow in flight.  Solitary nester. Secretive.

Length: 18 inches
Wingspan: 26 inches
Weight: 7 oz