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Green Heron

The little Green Heron isn’t as prominent on Logan Martin as the much larger, Blue Heron, but they do live around these parts. The bird is small, about 17-20 inches. It has a rather long, dark colored bill and may look like a crow when in flight, according to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. It has a green/black head cap, bluish to greenish back, deep chestnut neck with grayish under parts. Wings are a dark glossy green with the wing feathers edged in buff. Eye color varies from orange to yellow and both sexes have yellow legs. However, during the breeding season, the male’s legs turn orange.
From Alabama Outdoors.

 

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