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Green Heron

Scientific name: Butorides virescens

Green Herons undergo migration, as well as post-breeding dispersal, with most movements taking place at night. Foraging by Green Herons sometimes involves tool use, in which a heron baits fish using an object such as an insect, leaf, or feather.

Green Herons are generally solitary, although they sometimes nest in loose colonies. The nest site is usually chosen by the male, and he brings sticks for the female to construct the nest. Old nests are sometimes renovated and reused the following year.