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Green-backed heron or Striated heron

Butorides striata


Small heron with brownish - olive plumage, and dark grey head cap. Wing feathers are brownish with yellow margins.


Widespread in Seychelles; coasts, shallows, mangroove,...


Bird previously known as green backed heron is now divided into three distinct species. This one is called striated heron, and is widespread throughout the old world.

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Victoria, Seychelles

Spotted on Oct 22, 2011
Submitted on Dec 27, 2011

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