Birds of Colombia

    PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae (Herons, Bitterns)  
Genus: Butorides (2 species, 3 worldwide)


Striated Heron
Striated Heron (Butorides striata)
Botanical Gardens, Quito, Ecuador  
   

Striated Heron
Striated Heron (Butorides striata striata) Immature
Rio Branco, Brazil
  The immature Striated Heron looks virtually identical to the immature Green Heron. There is some range overlap in northern South America and Panama.
   

Found worldwide, except north America. Very similar (immatures almost identical) to the Green Heron of north America, with some range overlap.

Green Heron
Green Heron (Butorides virescens virescens)
Panama City, Panama
  The immature Green Heron looks virtually identical to the immature Striated Heron. There is some range overlap in northern South America and Panama.
   

Green Heron
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Everglades National Park, Florida, USA
  Note red compared to otherwise similar Striated Heron.
   

Eating a frog.


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