Striated Heron (Butorides striata spodiogaster)
Striated Heron (Butorides striata spodiogaster), Andaman Islands, India
The striated heron (Butorides striata) also known as mangrove heron, little heron or green-backed heron, is a small heron. Striated herons are mostly non-migratory and noted for some interesting behavioral traits. Their breeding habitat is small wetlands in the Old World tropics from west Africa to Japan and Australia, and in South America.