Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Green Heron

The Green Heron (Scientific name - Butorides virescens) is a small heron that can be found from northern South America to as far north as southern Canada, although not found in mountains of the western U.S. They are a very colourful bird, with deep green on the back and a chestnut to almost purple breast and neck. Wings are a dark grey. They have a dark green crown and dark upper bill with a yellow patch in front of the eye. Legs are yellow and not overly long. Photos taken in Abbotsford, British Columbia in summer 2016.

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