Herons, Ibises, Storks, New World Vultures, and Allies (Ciconiiformes) - RStade

Green Heron – Foraging

Butorides virescens

July – Texas

L=18” ...... WS=26” ...... WT=7 oz Order: Ciconiiformes (Herons, Ibises, Storks, New World Vultures, Allies) Family: Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, Bitterns)

Young Green Herons are dependent on their parents for an estimated 30 days. During this time they stay near the nest hopping or flying from branch to branch and practicing foraging.