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Green - backed Heron

Butorides striatus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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

Lat: -6.77, Long: 105.37

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

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