Meet Our Animals > Green Heron
Quick Facts
Native to Central America, North America, South America
Primary Diet Fish, crustaceans, insects, frogs, earthworms
Adult Weight 8.5 ounces
Lifespan 8 years
Status Stable

Green Heron

The green heron is short and stocky and has a crow-like appearance. They stand very still in the water to feed on prey within reach. Sometimes they drop small objects or insects on the water’s surface to attract fish to eat.


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Herb and Nada Mahler Family Aviary

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