Green Heron
Butorides virescens

Photos by Peter LaTourrette.  North American Birds Photo Gallery
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Field Marks
  • Blue-gray back and wings
  • Chestnut neck
  • White chin
  • White stripe down center of


The Green Heron lives along forested water margins. Favorite habitats dense woody vegetation next to ponds, rivers and lakes.


Uncommon in Atlanta, but can be seen near water sources that have some forest cover.