Striated Heron

Scientific Name: Butorides striatus
Common Name: Striated Heron
Other Name: Mangrove heron, Little heron, Green-backed heron

Identifying Features: blue-grey back and wings, white underparts, black cap, dark line extends from the bill to under the eye, short yellow legs.

Fun Facts:

  •  Mainly eat small fish, frogs and aquatic insects. They sometimes use bait, dropping a feather or leaf carefully on the water surface and picking fish that come to investigate.
  • Young birds will give a display when they feel threatened, by stretching out their necks and pointing the bill skywards.


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