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Lava/Galapagos Heron

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

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JillBlack 7 years ago

Spotted on larva field not sure of exact location but we were sailing from pinacle rock to chino sombero and the larva strectched for quite a long way on the right hand side of the boat Santiago island?

Great shot, Jill! Where on Galapagos was that?

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Spotted on Mar 26, 2012
Submitted on Dec 4, 2012

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