A small heron, 43 – 51cm in height.
Compact body with a short neck and legs, tends to move in a hunched position.
Has a black cap which extends down nape of neck, upper mandible is grey, lower mandible and cere yellow. Rufous morph is rufous/nankeen in colour over the body with grey wings and tail; some scalloping on feathers over shoulders.
Striated Herons are found in coastal and floodplain areas, from exposed roaky coastlines, mangroves to swamp woodlands and freshwater lakes.
|Classifications:||Bird, water and shoreline|
|Information sources:||Pizzey, G. and Knight, F. (2007), and personal experience|