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little green heron

green-backed heron

[green-bakt] /ˈgrinˌbækt/
noun
1.
a small, American heron, Butorides striatus, having glossy green wings.
Also called green heron, little green heron.
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  • Flying heavily over from the meadows with folded neck and dangling legs came a little green heron—the "poke."

    Roof and Meadow Dallas Lore Sharp
  • I remarked that it was much like the cry of the little green heron.

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