Baking: Green Heron


Butorides viriscens

Length: 15-20 in Wingspan: 25-30 in Weight: 0.5-1 lbs


Small, compact heron. Distinguished by rufous neck and dark cap.




Range map by Birds of North America

Cool Facts:

Green Herons are small but clever. These birds have been observed placing scraps of food, such as bread, on the surface of water, then waiting patiently for the bait to attract a fish within striking distance of their spear-like beak.

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