Green herons live along forested water margins. Their general distribution is limited by the availability of wetlands. They frequent both salt and fresh water, showing great flexibility in habitat choice. Favored habitats are mangrove-lined shores and estuaries, and dense, woody vegetation fringing ponds, rivers and lakes (Hancock and Kushlan, 1984).
Habitat Regions: temperate ; tropical ; terrestrial
Aquatic Biomes: lakes and ponds; rivers and streams; coastal
Other Habitat Features: riparian ; estuarine