Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Green Heron Butorides virescens

Photo: Hedy van Prattenburg

Classification

Ardeidae [family]
Butorides [genus] (2)
virescens [species]

Classification

Ardeidae [family]
Butorides [genus] (2)
virescens [species]

Names

Dutch name Groene reiger
English name Green Heron
Alternative English name Gaulin (Saba, St. Eustatius)
Alternative English name Pond bird (Saba, St. Eustatius)
Alternative English name Green Striated Heron
Alternative English name West Indian Green Heron
Alternative English name Little Gaulin (Saba, St. Eustatius)
Alternative English name Green-backed Heron
Alternative English name Striated Heron
Papiamento name Caw-caw (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao)
Papiamento name Galiña di Awa (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao)
Valid name Butorides virescens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonym Butorides virescens subsp. curacensis Oberholster
Synonym Butorides striatus subsp. virescens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonym Butorides virescens subsp. maculata (Boddaert, 1783)
Synonym Butorides virescens subsp. maculatus (Boddaert, 1783)
ExpertHoorn, B. van der (Naturalis Biodiversity Center)

Classification