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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Heron, Green
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Heron, Green
-Butorides striatus (Linnaeus)

Adults: Top of head and crest, black with greenish gloss. Sides of head and whole neck, rich chestnut. Throat and stripe down front of neck, white with brown streaks. Back glossy green with elongated bluish-grey plumes. Wing coverts glossy green, finely edged with buff. Belly bluish grey. Eye yellow. Bill greenish black, paler on lower mandible, yellowish at base. Legs and feet yellow.