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Striated Heron

(Butorides striatus)
Alternate name(s): "Mangrove Heron", "Little (Green) Heron", "Green-backed Heron"
German name(s): "Mangrovenreiher"

Size: 45-50 cm; wing span 60-70 cm
Weight: 210-260 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Striated Heron at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "brevipes"(?)

Photos of Striated Herons, race "brevipes"(?), were taken in Oman.

Race "macrorhyncha"

Photos of Striated Herons, race "macrorhyncha", were taken in Australia.

Race "stagnatilis"

Photos of Striated Herons, race "stagnatilis", were taken in Australia.

Food, Diet

All egrets and herons prey on aquatic creatures in fresh water or estuaries (fish, frogs, snakes or crustaceans).

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