Utah Bird Profile
  Green Heron - Butorides virescens

Name Roots: (probably L. butio, "bittern"; eidos, "resembling" - virescens, "becoming green")

In Utah:   
by Kendall Brown

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a deciduous tree or in a shrub at a height of 10-20 (0-30) feet, in a platform nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is a crustaceovore/piscivore: water ambusher.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and wetlands habitats.
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