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Revathi Avula

Andover, KS, USA


I want to know the name of this bird.



Mystery Bird..

What kind of bird is this? It sat the whole day on my patio tree...

7 responses to “Mystery bird..”

  1. HeartForNature says:

    It looks like it could be a green heron… but I’m not sure. Go to:
    And hit either the button that says “get instant ID help” or the button that says “try Merlin.”

  2. HeartForNature says:

    Yes, I think it is a Green Heron:
    Possibly a Wood Duck:
    But I think Green Heron. If it is a Green Heron, an uncommon bird was sitting by your house all day! That’s pretty exciting…

  3. Revathi Avula says:

    Thank you.. Searched for Heron birds.. this is the heron. Since it had rained..the bird was puffy and scary.. it had stayed for whole day. So i was scared.. i have barn swallow nest in my patio..

  4. Revathi Avula says:

    Thank you… searched in net about the herons..

    It is a heron. I was bit scared by the looks of the bird. As it rained… it was puffy and wasnt moving a bit. We have a barn swallow nest in my patio.. so got scared wat if the heron comes and attack the nest. 🙂

  5. Owls3.0 says:

    Actually, I think that is a Least Bittern. And I’m sure it won’t attack the swallow’s nest. Check out these links:

  6. Holly Faulkner, Project Assistant says:

    Hi all, This bird is in the heron/bittern family. It is definitely either a Green Heron or Least Bittern – but note that Least Bitterns are very small – only about 11-14 inches long. Green Herons are larger, about 16-18 inches long. It’s hard to tell size from this image, but imagine a Least Bittern is between the size of a robin and a crow, and Green Herons are the size of a large crow.

  7. Revathi Avula says:

    Since the bird is more puffy, its difficult to know the size of it.
    My area, we have various species of birds.. When i entered the details of bird in the webiste,it showed as heron.

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