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green heron

Mystery Bird #1

This long-legged wader breeds throughout the east and along the Pacific coast. It’s a year-round resident in California, Florida, and along the southeastern U.S. coast.
Hint: Its neck is rufous, but otherwise, it is the only mostly green long-legged wader!

Answer: Green heron. Look for it along tree-lined ponds and streams, marshes, and other water’s edge habitats.

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