Green Herons are So Smart
Some of us around here (some more than others) wear our love for Green Herons on our proverbial sleeves. But how could you not love these birds with their distinctive chestnut and pine plumage, their ribald nickname, their groovy necks? But you shouldn’t just admire Butorides virescens for its beauty: this bird is smart!
Researchers have documented Green Herons employing a variety of baits to lure prey within reach of that serpentine neck. But I’ve never seen this avian intelligence in action until now, thanks to this excellent video…
Seriously, don’t you think Green Herons deserve more respect?