green heron
noun Date: 1785 a small yellow-legged American heron (Butorides virescens syn. B. striatus) with a greenish back and chestnut neck and chest — called also green-backed heron

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  • Green Heron — Taxobox name = Green Heron image width = 240px image caption = In February, migrant B. v. virescens and resident birds sometimes separated as B. v. maculata occur at Tarpon Springs, Florida. status = LC status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia… …   Wikipedia

  • green heron — noun : any of various small herons (genus Butorides); especially : a small American heron (B. virescens) with mostly greenish back and chestnut neck * * * green heron, a small, dark, short legged North American heron, the most common heron of the …   Useful english dictionary

  • green heron. — See green backed heron. [1775 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • green heron. — See green backed heron. [1775 85] …   Useful english dictionary

  • little green heron — little green heron, a small heron that ranges from tropical America to Canada …   Useful english dictionary

  • little green heron. — See green backed heron. * * * …   Universalium

  • little green heron. — See green backed heron …   Useful english dictionary

  • Green-backed Heron — is a collective term for certain herons. These were formerly believed to make up a single species Butorides striatus , but are now treated as three allopatric species:* Striated Heron, Butorides striata ndash; Widespread throughout the Old World… …   Wikipedia

  • green-backed heron — /green bakt / a small, American heron, Butorides striatus, having glossy green wings. Also called green heron, little green heron. * * * …   Universalium

  • green-backed heron — /green bakt / a small, American heron, Butorides striatus, having glossy green wings. Also called green heron, little green heron …   Useful english dictionary

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