green heron

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Related to Green-backed heron: Butorides virescens

green heron

n
(Animals) a small heron, Butorides virescens, of subtropical North America, with dark greenish wings and back
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Over 150 different species of birdlife can be found at Imire, including raptors such as the snake eagle, martial eagle and African hawk eagle and water birds such as the fish eagle, green-backed heron, grey heron and kingfishers, plus secretary birds and saddle-billed storks.
Mud flats line the mangrove forests along its banks, a perfect spot for green-backed herons, snowy egrets, even roseate spoonbills and endangered wood storks, to stalk fish.