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Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Posted by Julie L. Brown (Indianapolis, Indiana, United States) on 29 July 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

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Central Indiana Birds 2014
Eagle Creek Park
Indianapolis, Indiana
5-4-14

Another member of family ARDEIDAE , the Green Heron is smaller and stockier than most other herons. It breeds across much the eastern US and is most often seen near water, where it stands motionless looking for prey. I have seen this species many times.


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michel creze from le havre, France

Very nice shot in a stunning setting !!

29 Jul 2014 5:25am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

lovely*tsiou*

29 Jul 2014 7:02am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

It looks a beautiful looking bird, not one we have over this side of the pond

29 Jul 2014 7:39am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Excellent!
such beautiful composition, focus, graphics of branches, colors, lighting & reflections!
Amazing & lovely!

29 Jul 2014 8:25am

Sonja from Wörgl, Austria

So nice - he looks so small !

29 Jul 2014 9:04am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful green heron. I saw the same in Everglades but not again in France

29 Jul 2014 9:06am