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Herons are wading birds that are usually associated with wetlands. They mainly eat fishes and other aquatic species. According to some researches, herons are among the most intelligent of birds. Some herons are called egrets and bitterns.
Genus Ardea
(11-17 species)
Great Egret
Great Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Genus Butorides
(3 species)
Green Heron
Genus Egretta
(7-13 species)
Snowy Egrets
Tricolored Heron
Reddish Egret
Genus Nycticorax
(2-4 living species)
Night Herons

Green Heron
Butorides virescens

This is a small and stocky heron with black cap and yellow legs. It is one of the few tool-using birds: it uses a variety of baits to lure its preys into its preying water.