Green Heron: Facts, Diet, Habitat & Pictures

 The Green Heron is a tiny, stocky wading bird that is found over much of North America's marshes. On the head, a greenish black hat with a rufous (reddish-brown) neck is worn. On the back of the head, the crest can be elevated. Orange or yellow eyes. Blackish wings with a green or blue sheen. Gray on the underside. Buff-edged wing feathers Legs are yellow or yellowish orange in color, but change to a glossy orange during the mating season.


Green Heron: Facts, Diet, Habitat & Pictures


Male and female are similar in appearance, although the female is somewhat smaller, duller, and lighter than the male.

It is notoriously difficult to see because it stays still, waiting for tiny fish to get within striking distance. It regularly makes its presence known by its loud squawking. Green Herons are found in tiny freshwater marshes, ponds, and densely vegetated stream banks. They spend the winter in coastal regions and mangrove wetlands.


Green Heron: Facts, Diet, Habitat & Pictures


Green Herons are opportunistic eaters who dine mostly on fish. Crayfish and other crustaceans are a common dietary source. Additionally, they seek water insects, grasshoppers, frogs, mice, and snakes.


Green Heron: Facts, Diet, Habitat & Pictures


The Green Heron is one of the rare birds that use tools. It frequently drops bait onto the surface of the water and seizes the attracted little fish. It makes use of a range of baits and lures, including as bread crusts, insects, earthworms, twigs, and feathers.

These birds build their nests in trees, generally near bodies of water. Green herons thrive when they are not disturbed by humans and have feeding places nearby.

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