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Butorides striatus sundevalli
The Lava Heron also known as the Galapagos Heron, is a species of heron endemic to the Galapagos Islands. The adult is slate-grey, which helps it blend in with the hardened lava.
The Lava Heron stalks small crabs and fish slowly before quickly spearing and eating them