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Green Heron (Butorides virescens) (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Ciconiiformes
Family:
  Ardeidae

Scientific:
  Butorides virescens
Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Protonym:
  Ardea virescens

Avibase ID:
  86D45B8F04F61F0E

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174793

Geographic range:

  • Butorides virescens virescens: Central US and e Canada to Panama and Caribbean
  • Butorides virescens bahamensis: Bahamas
  • Butorides virescens anthonyi: Western US and n Baja California
  • Butorides virescens frazari: S Baja California
Source: Clements checklist 2012

English:
  Green Heron
Czech:
  volovka zelenavá
German:
  Grünreiher
Danish:
  Krabbehejre
Spanish:
  Garcita verdosau
Finnish:
  amerikankyyryhaikara
French:
  Héron vert
Icelandic:
  Grænhegri
Italian:
  Airone verde
Japanese:
  amerikasasagoi
Japanese:
  アメリカササゴイ
Dutch:
  Groene Reiger
Norwegian:
  Grønnrygghegre
Polish:
  czapla zielona
Portuguese:
  Socó-mirím
Russian:
  Американская зелёная кваква
Slovak:
  čaplička zelenkavá
Swedish:
  Grönryggad häger
Chinese:
  美洲绿鹭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   Green Heron ( Ardea virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Ardea virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Ardea virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Ardea virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Ardea virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Ardea virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Ardea virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Ardea virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   Green Heron ( Ardea virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Ardea virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Ardea virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Ardea virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Ardea virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (May 2014):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Héron vert ( Butorides virescens)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Héron vert ( Butorides virescens)
Clements 1st edition:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Clements 3rd edition:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Clements 4th edition:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Clements 6th edition:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
eBird version 1.50:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
eBird version 1.52:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
eBird version 1.53:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
eBird version 1.54:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
eBird version 1.55:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
James Lee Peters (original):
    Butorides virescens
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Green Heron ( Butorides virescens)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Butorides virescens

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes considered a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Butorides [striata, virescens or sundevalli] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Czech: volavka zelenavá, volovka zelenavá
Danish: Krabbehejre
German: Grünreiher, Nordamerikanischer Mangrovereiher
English: Chucklehead, Green Heron, Little green Heron, Poke
Spanish: Aguaitacaimán, Crá-Crá, Garceta Verde, Garcilla verde, Garcita Verde, Garcita verde o ajoquillo, Garcita Verdosa, Garcita verdosau, Garza Verde, Martinete, Valet de caïman
Spanish (Colombia): Garcita Verde
Spanish (Costa Rica): Garcilla Verde
Spanish (Cuba): Aguaitacaimán
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Crá-Crá, Valet de caïman
Spanish (Ecuador): Garcilla verde
Spanish (Honduras): Garcita verde o ajoquillo
Spanish (Mexico): garceta verde, Garza Verde
Spanish (Venezuela): Chicuaco Cuello Rojo
Estonian: punakael-väikehaigur
Finnish: amerikankyyryhaikara
French: Héron strié, Héron vert
Guadeloupean Creole French: Kio
Haitian Creole French: Ti Krabye vèt
Hungarian: zöld gém
Icelandic: Grænhegri
Italian: Airone verde
Japanese: amerikasasagoi
Japanese: アメリカササゴイ
Latin: Ardea virescens, Ardeola striata virescens, Ardeola virescens, Butorides striata virescens, Butorides striatus virescens, Butorides virescens
Lithuanian: Žaliasis garnys
Dutch: Groene Reiger, Kleine Groene Reiger
Norwegian: Grønnrygghegre
Polish: czapla zielona
Portuguese: Socó-mirím
Russian: Американская зелёная кваква, Кваква Зеленая, Кваква зеленоспинная
Slovak: caplicka zelenkavá, čaplička zelenkavá
Slovenian: ameriška zelena čaplja
Swedish: Grönryggad häger, Lotushäger
Turkish: Yeşil Balıkçıl
Chinese: 美洲绿鹭

 

         

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