Green-backed (Striated) Heron
Butorides striata
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The green-backed heron is usually seen along lakeshore and river banks. The top photo was taken in the Serengeti (7-14). The left 2nd row photo of a juvenile was taken in Selous (6-02). The right 2nd row immature was seen in Pembe Abwe (7-07); the left 3rd row immature, in the Serengeti, courtesy of Steve Dolberg. The right 3rd row and both 5th row adults were at Lake Duluti (11-08); left 4th row adult, Katavi (6-18); and the right 4th row immature, Shambarai swamp (9-18). The bottom adults were both seen at Pembe Abwe. Click the photo above to see 24 enlargements including a nest, immatures, breeding plumage and flight.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-22 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Colin Beale, Valéry Schollaert, Steve Dolberg, Stuart Webb
Jan van den Hombergh, Anabel Harries, Kim Axmann

Last Update this page: 10-16-22