Green-backed Heron (Butorides striatus atricapillus)

Green-backed Heron (Butorides striatus atricapillus)

Photo@Jurg Hosang

Green-backed or Striated Heron as it is sometimes known is a small,short-legged heron with characteristic of a hunched posture.Adult bird appear dark greyish above with greenish-black erectile crown feathers;grey below with white throat and with a broad chestnut-buff line down foreneck.Legs and feet yellow(orange or red-orange when breeding;bill rather short,blackish with greenish-yellow base and yellow eyes.

Generally Striated heron is a shy and solitary bird, and likes creeping low a long waterside three or roots, and it is mainly diurnal.Well distributed and common in wetlands.

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