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Green Heron

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The Green Heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron of North and Central America. It was long considered conspecific with its sister species the Striated Heron (Butorides striata), and together they were called "Green-backed Heron". Birds of the nominate subspecies (no matter which taxonomic arrangement is preferred) are extremely rare vagrants to western Europe; individuals from the Pacific coast of North America may similarly stray as far as Hawaii.

The local name on Curaçao ( where it was photographed) is Galiña di awa .


Submitted 19/02/2015

Accepted 18/03/2015


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Taken on August 2, 2013