Striated Heron

Butorides striata

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The Striated Heron is found in both freshwater and saltwater marshes from eastern Panama south to northern Argentina and Chile. Only a single subspecies is found in the New World; an additional 24 subspecies occur in Africa, Asia, and Australia. These small herons have a black forehead and crown, greenish-black back, grey underparts with a centrally placed large white stripe, and bright yellow-orange legs. Striated Herons are often encountered foraging alone in the dense vegetation along bodies of water. Striated Herons employee a great variety of foraging techniques to catch prey items such as fish, amphibians, insects and crustaceans.

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