Heron Striated (Mangrove)
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 rocky coastlines, mangroves to swamp woodlands and freshwater lakes.
Pizzey, G. and Knight, F. (2007), and personal experience
|Classifications:||Bird, water and shoreline|
|Information sources:||Photo 1 taken at Seaforth by Marlis Schoeb ; Photo 3 at Belmunda by Robert Werner|