Birds of Colombia

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


Striated Heron
Striated Heron (Butorides striata)
Botanical Gardens, Quito, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Green Heron
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Everglades National Park, Florida, USA
  Note red compared to otherwise similar [Striated Heron].
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Eating a frog.


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