Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Green Heron

We saw Green Herons several times during our Costa Rican tour. This young bird strolled along the edge of the large pond at Hacienda La Pacifica on 7 July 2017. Green Heron systematics have been giving ornithologists fits for the last few decades. Many populations are described among North American, Old World, and tropical Green Herons. At one time or another, these populations have been lumped together in various combinations. Birds of North America Online presently treats the New World birds as a single species, the Green Heron.

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