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Green-backed Heron

Butorides striatus

The green-backed heron lacks the long, graceful neck of the other herons. Instead, it has a short, thick, chestnut-coloured neck and a greenish-grey crest and back. The green-backed heron is found sporadically in southern Canada.

Map of Green-backed Heron in Canada
Distribution of Green-backed Heron in Canada

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