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Striated Heron

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

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "brevipes"(?)

ADULT

Lateral view of a Striated Heron
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, February 2010]

Striated Heron seen from behind
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, February 2010]

Dorsal view of a Striated Heron
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, February 2010]

Slightly different dorsal view of a Striated Heron
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, February 2010]

Striated Heron here seen flying away
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, February 2010]

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).

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

We will try to replace this poor recording with a better one as soon as possible.

strhern_20150327.m4a macrorhyncha
(NE NSW)
Warning/departure? © MD

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