Green Heron

Butorides virescens

Order

CICONIIFORMES

Family

Bitterns, Herons and Egrets (Ardeidae)

Code 4

GRHE

Code 6

BUTVIR

ITIS

HEAD

Green Heron Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Pale gray upon hatching, then gray-white, to greenish, to yellow-white, becoming yellow to yellow-orange at maturity.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Crested or plumed, Eyering, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Green-black
  • Forehead Color: Green-black
  • Nape Color: Green-black
  • Throat Color: White and rufous
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Green Heron Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 46-56 cm (18-22 in)
  • Weight: 260 g (9.17 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray, Rufous or Rust, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Red-brown and blue-gray with green wash.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Green Heron Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with slow steady arched wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 64-66 cm (25-26 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings, Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Blue-gray with green wash.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Yellow to orange.
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