August 2, 2014 - Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Requested by: astockdoveisacompactpigeon
These herons are found from the United States through northern South America. They hunt for small fish, crustaceans, insects, spiders, rodents, reptiles, and amphibians, usually by standing near shallow water and lunging to catch or spear their prey. Green Herons use food, twigs, feathers and other objects as lures, placing them in the water to attract fish. The male usually starts building the nest before finding a mate, when the female takes over and finishes the construction.