Green Heron

Butorides virescens - Héron vert

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Pelecaniformes

  • Family
    :

    Ardéidés

  • Genus
    :

    Butorides

  • Species
    :

    virescens

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 48 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 62 à 70 cm.
  • Weight
    : 240 g
Longevity

8 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Green Heron (Butorides virescens) is a species of bird in the Ardeidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Butorides virescens anthonyi (w USA, n Baja California. Mexico.)
  • Butorides virescens frazari (s Baja California. Mexico.)
  • Butorides virescens virescens (c and e USA and e Canada to Panama and the Caribbean)
  • Butorides virescens bahamensis (Bahama Is.)

Foreign names

  • Héron vert,
  • Garcilla Verde,
  • Socó-mirím,
  • Grünreiher,
  • zöld gém,
  • Groene Reiger,
  • Airone verde,
  • Grönryggad häger,
  • Grønnrygghegre,
  • čaplička zelenkavá,
  • volavka zelenavá,
  • Krabbehejre,
  • amerikankyyryhaikara,
  • Grænhegri,
  • czapla zielona,
  • zaļais gārnis,
  • ameriška zelena čaplja,
  • Американская зелёная кваква,
  • アメリカササゴイ,
  • 美洲绿鹭,
  • 小綠鷺,

Voice song and cries

Geographic range

Illustration

plus de photos

Other sources of interest

© 1996-2017 Oiseaux.net