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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Ardeidae — the green heron and very similar species.


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  • There is only one specially adapted endemic, Butorides sundevalli, which blends with the lava landscape increasing its success at catching prey.

    Galápagos Islands xeric scrub

  • The Park is an important breeding area for the pinkbacked pelican Pelecanus rufescens, white pelican P. onocrotalus, African fish-eagle Haliaeetus vocifer, Caspian tern Hydroprogne caspia, goliath heron Ardea goliath, rufous-bellied heron Butorides rufiventris, yellowbilled stork Mycteria ibis, pygmy goose Nettapus auritus, collared pratincole Glareola pratincola and greyrumped swallow Pseudohirondo griseopyga.

    Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, South Africa

  • Interesting marsh birds found in the reclaimed areas include egrets Egretta alba, E. garzetta and E. intermedia, purple heron Ardea purpurea (a rare vagrant from Africa) and green-backed heron Butorides striatus, while birds of prey include osprey Pandion haliaetus, Pallas's sea-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus (R), white-bellied sea-eagle H. leucogaster, grey-headed fishing eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus, peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus, Oriential hobby F. severus, northern eagle owl Bubo bubo and brown fish owl Ketupa zeylonensis.

    Sundarbans National Park, India

  • If I am not mistaken it's a green-backed heron (Butorides striatus).


  • Birds include species such as orange winged parrot (Amazona amazonica), white-necked heron (Ardea cocoi), rufous crab-hawk (Buteogallus aequinoctialis), striated heron (Butorides striatus), semi-palmated sandpiper (Calidris pusilla), great egret (Casmerodius albus), green kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana), bicolored conebill (Conirostrum bicolor), greater ani (Crotophaga major), little blue heron (Egretta caerulea) and many others.

    Amapa mangroves

  • Other bird species associated with mangroves include spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularia), roseate spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja), green heron (Butorides virescens), belted kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon), mangrove cuckoo (Coccyzus minor), mangrove warbler (Dendroica petechia), and reddish egret (E. rufescens).

    Bahamian mangroves

  • Of the 62 species of aquatic birds, many of them migratory, we mention the pink flamingoes (Phoenicopterus ruber), roseate spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja), green-backed heron (Butorides striatus), little blue heron (Egretta caerulea), tricoloured heron (Hydranassa tricolor) and Bahama pintail (Anas bahamensis).

    Enriquillo wetlands

  • Birds most associated with mangroves include spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularia), great blue heron (Ardea herodias), cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis), green heron (Butorides striatus), belted kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon), Lesser Antillean pewee (Contopus latirostris), West-Indian whistling duck (Dendrocygna arborea), and Lesser Antillean bullfinch (Loxigilla noctis).

    Lesser Antilles mangroves

  • A number of extant bird species are considered endangered including the green-backed heron (Butorides striatus patruelis), Society Islands pigeon (Ducula aurorae), Tahiti reed warbler (Acrocephalus caffer), Tahiti swiftlet (Aerodramus leucophaeus), and the Tahiti monarch (Pomarea nigra).

    Society Islands tropical moist forests

  • Breeding birds include northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina), screech owl (Otus asio), mourning dove (Zenaida macroura), green heron (Butorides virescens), pileated (Dryocopus pileatus) and red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus), and wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) (re-introduced through parts of the ecoregion).

    Southern Great Lakes forests


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