Striated heron is also known as Mangrove heron or Green-backed heron. It is a small heron.
How does the bird appear…
The adult bird has black cap with a dark line extending from the bill to under the eye. Back and wings are blue-grey. Under parts are white with small, yellow legs.
Juveniles are browner above and streaked below.
Habitat: Where to find this bird..
This bird is usually found in a wide variety of habitat. It is found near water, including mangrove- lined shores, river edges, swamps, lakes, salt flats, wood, rice fields and canals.
It feeds on small fish, frogs and aquatic insects
Breeding & Nesting.
Nests are usually built near water in small bushes.
Striated heron is known for its peculiar behavior. It sometimes uses bait, dropping a feather or leaf carefully on the water surface and picking fish that come to investigate.