Butorides


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Butorides

 

a genus of birds of the family Ardeidae. There are four species; they are found in the tropics and subtropics. The USSR (the Amur lowlands and the Ussuri River basin) has one species, the little green heron (B. striatus). It is a small heron, weighing 266–370 g. The upper part is black with a green sheen, the underpart is smoky gray, and the throat is whitish. In young birds the back is brownish and the chest has elongated dark brown spots. The birds settle in individual pairs in coastal thickets, building their nests in trees. Each clutch contains three to five eggs. They feed on small fish, less frequently on frogs and invertebrates. The birds are distributed in South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

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In the eastern United States, the inner edges of the estuarine shallows are also feeding areas for wading birds, particularly great blue herons, Ardea herodias; green herons, Butorides virescens; great egrets, Casmerodius albus; and snowy egrets, Egretta thula.
occidentalis Linnaeus, brown I R pelican Family Phalacrocoracidae (cormorants) Phalacrocorax auritus (Lesson), I O double-crested cormorant Family Fregatidae (frigatebirds) Fregata magnificens Mathews, I R magnificent frigatebird Order Ciconiiformes (herons, ibises, storks, and allies) Family Ardeidae (bitterns and herons) Ardea alba (Linnaeus), great I O egret Ardea herodias Linnaeus, great I C blue heron Botaurus lentiginosus (Rackett), I R American bittern Bubulcus ibis (Linnaeus), cattle I R egret Butorides virescens (Linnaeus), I C Butorides virescens (Linnaeus), green heron Egretta caerulea (Linnaeus), little blue heron I R E.
ARDEIDAE - Real: Nycticorax nycticorax, Syrigma sibilatrix, Casmerodius alba; Null: Ardeola ibis, Butorides striatus, Egretta thula, Ardea cocoi.
Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster Great-billed Heron Ardea sumatrana Striated Heron Butorides striatus Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus Brown-capped woodpecker Dendropos moluccensis Greater Goldenback Chrysocolaptes lucidus Mangrove Whistler Pachycephala grisola
1 Unidentified egrets Ardeidae 5 -- -- Green heron Butorides striata 5 0.
gujanensis/stellatus F Cairina moschata R Tachybaptus dominicus R Butorides striata U Cathartes aura F F C.
strigulosus (a) Ardeidae (1) Butorides striata Accipitridae (2) Elanoides forficatus Harpagus bidentatus Psophiidae (1) Psophia leucoptera Rallidae (1) Aramides cajanea Eurypygidae (1) Eurypyga helias Columbidae (5) Columbina talpacoti Patagioenas plumbea Leptotila verreauxi L.
bartletti Grebes Podicipedidae Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps Herons Ardeidae Striated Heron Butorides striata Rufescent Tiger Heron Tigrisoma lineatum Ducks/Geese/Swans Anatidae Blue-winged Teal Anas discors Masked Duck Nomonyx dominicus Kites/Hawks/Eagles Accipitridae Grey-headed Kite Leptodon cayanensis Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus Double-toothed Kite Harpagus bidentatus Plumbeous Kite Ictinia plumbea Bicolored Hawk Accipiter bicolor Black-faced Hawk Leucopternis melanops White Hawk L.
parvirostris Rhynchotus rufescens Anatidae (1) Dendrocygna viduata Cracidae (4) Ortalis guttata Penelopejacquacu C 1 2 Aburria cujubi 2 Mitu tuberosum 1 2 Odontophoridae (1) Odontophorus gujanensis 2 Ardeidae (5) Butorides striatus Bubulcus ibis Ardea alba Pilherodius pileatus Egretta thula Cathartidae (4) Cathartes aura C.