IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern
Susan E. Newman
A small, stocky wading bird, the Green Heron is common in wet spots across much of North America. It can be difficult to see as it stands motionless waiting for small fish to approach within striking range, but it frequently announces its presence by its loud squawking.
Flight or alarm call an explosive "skeow." Also make series of "kuk-kuk-kuk-kuk" notes.