Green Heron

Green HeronButorides virescens

Physical features:
Small, brown, stocky wading bird with yellow legs, dark pointed bill, and green cap on back of head.

Habitat:
Swamp, creeks, streams, marshes, pastures.

Diet:
Fish, invertebrates, insects, frogs, small animals.

Fun facts:
One of the few tool using birds, dropping bait such as bread, insects, or twigs onto the surface of the water and grabbing small fish that are attracted..