A solitary and secretive bird, the Green Heron is stocky, dark colored, and small for a heron. The adult Green Heron has a dark rufous neck, gray belly, and dark, iridescent, greenish-blue back. The upper mandible of the bill is dark, and the legs are bright orange. The juvenile has a brown-and-white streaked neck, slight crest on its dark head, and prominently light-tipped wing coverts. Yellow spectacle-shaped markings surround the eye and extend to the bridge of the bill. These markings are present, but less pronounced, in the adult.
First Sighting of Year
|Sunday, September 13, 2015||120€“128 Bishop St Portland ME United States|
|Tuesday, February 21, 2017||Airport Blvd West Columbia SC United States|
|Thursday, February 22, 2018||San Diego CA United States|