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Green Heron Butorides virescens (LC)

 

The () is a small heron of North and Central America. 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; individuals from the Pacific coast of North America may similarly stray as far as Hawaii.

Factsheet: Green Heron Butorides virescens (LC)

 

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