The Green Heron (Butorides virescens) is one of six herons found in Florida, the others beign the Great Blue Heron, Little Blue Heron, Tricolor Heron, Yellow-crowned Night Heron and Black-crowned Night Heron.
This small wading bird (19 inches) is a still hunter, found waiting in ambush on the edges of marshes, ponds, lakes and rivers...both fresh and salt water.
Here's a great video of a Green Heron using a piece of bread as bait in order to catch small fish....what an intelligent bird!!
A year round resident of the Sunshine State, Green Herons are found all throughout the Eastern U.S., on the West Coast and into Mexico, Central America and the Northern tip of South America.