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Green Heron

Butorides virescens (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Green Heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron of North and Central America. It was long considered conspecific with its sister species the Striated Heron (Butorides striata), and together they were called "Green-backed Heron". Birds of the nominate subspecies (no matter which taxonomic arrangement is preferred) are extremely rare vagrants to western Europe; individuals from the Pacific coast of North America may similarly stray as far as Hawaii. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Ardeidae
Genus:
  Butorides

Scientific:
  Butorides virescens

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.144

Protonym:
  Ardea virescens

Avibase ID:
  86D45B8F04F61F0E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/86D45B8F

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174793

Geographic range:

  • Butorides virescens [virescens or maculata]: 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
English:
Green Heron
Czech:
volavka zelenavá
German:
Grünreiher
Danish:
Krabbehejre
Spanish:
Garcilla Verde
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
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Grønrygghegre
Polish:
czapla zielona
Portuguese:
Socó-mirím
Russian:
Американская зелёная кваква
Slovak:
čaplička zelenkavá
Swedish:
grönryggig häger
Chinese:
美洲绿鹭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
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.):
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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.):
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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.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
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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) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
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) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Héron vert ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 3]
Clements 3rd edition:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 3]
Clements, version 2015:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 3]
Clements, version 2016:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 3]
Clements, version 2017:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 3]
Clements, version 2018:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 3]
Clements, version 2019:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 3]
eBird version 1.50:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 4]
James Lee Peters (original):
Butorides virescens [version 3]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
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South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
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South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
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South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Green Heron ( Butorides virescens) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Butorides virescens [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Butorides virescens [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Czech: volavka zelenavá, volovka zelenavá
Danish: Krabbehejre
German: Grünreiher, Nordamerikanischer Mangrovereiher
English: Chucklehead, Green Heron, Little green Heron, Poke
English (IOC): Green Heron
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 (Spain): Garcita Verde
Spanish (HBW): Green Heron
Spanish (Honduras): Garcita verde o ajoquillo
Spanish (Mexico): garceta verde, Garcita Verde, Garza Verde
Spanish (Panama): Garza Verde
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Martinete
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
Croatian: Američka zelena čaplja
Hungarian: zöld gém
Icelandic: Grænhegri
Italian: Airone verde
Japanese: amerikasasagoi
Japanese: アメリカササゴイ
Scientific: Ardea virescens, Ardeola striata virescens, Ardeola virescens, Butorides striata virescens, Butorides striatus virescens, Butorides virescens, Butorides virescens virescens
Lithuanian: Žaliasis garnys, Žalsvasis naktikovas, žalsvasis naktikovis
Latvian: zaļais gārnis
Dutch: Groene Reiger, Kleine Groene Reiger
Norwegian Nynorsk: Grønrygghegre
Norwegian: Grønnrygghegre
Polish: czapla zielona
Portuguese: Socó-mirím
Portuguese (Portugal): Socó-mirim
Russian: Американская зелёная кваква, Кваква Зеленая, Кваква зеленоспинная
Slovak: caplicka zelenkavá, čaplička zelenkavá
Slovenian: ameriška zelena čaplja
Serbian: Američka zelena čaplja
Swedish: Grönryggad häger, grönryggig häger, Lotushäger
Turkish: Yeşil Balıkçıl
Chinese: 美洲绿鹭
Chinese (Traditional): 小綠鷺

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