Green heron

The green heron (Butorides virescens) is another of the animals that lives in the aviary of Oceanogràfic. It is a medium sized bird which usually measures 46 centimetres.

Where to find them?

You can find them under the characteristic sphere of the aviary.

General aspects

With mottled plumage, and a green colour on its back. It is a fisher and has a long, straight bill. A curious strategy of this bird for catching fish is to attract them with different baits.

Did you know...?

They use their harpoon shaped bill for fishing. They are very clever! They sometimes throw bait onto the surface of the water to attract fish.