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Green - backed Heron

Butorides striatus


Also known as Mangrove Heron, Little Heron is a small heron about 35–48 cm; 135 – 250 g; wingspan 52 – 60 cm. I found this in Taman Jaya - Ujung Kulon National Park (mainland) in mangrove area.


Frequents fresh and salt water alike. Typically in mangroves, or in dense vegetation along streams, rivers, lakes, ponds or estuaries; sometimes in more open areas, including mudflats, tidal zones and even exposed coral reefs; also in reedbeds, grassy marshland, pastures, rice fields and other flooded cultivation. Mostly in lowlands.


Generally nests alone or in small groups, exceptionally forming colonies of up to 300–500 pairs. Ref. HBW alive.

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Mona Pirih
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Mona Pirih

Banten, Indonesia

Spotted on Nov 23, 2013
Submitted on Jan 24, 2014

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