Large head and slightly drooped crest, pink-brown to greyish below with whitish and blackish marks down centre of foreneck. Bill black, eye yellow, legs and feet dull-yellow, orange in breeding plumage.
Diurnal, Solitary birds, roosting alone.
Coastal, Muddy foreshores; flats of inlets & rivers; mangroves.
September to December, 2 to 4; pale bluish-green, dull surface. , nest a platform of stick in a fork of mangrove. Incubation 21-25 days by both sexes, young fledge in four weeks.
Kakadu National Park
Carnivore, Fish and crustaceans; molluscs; insects and mudskippers.
|| Striated Heron, Mangrove Heron
|| Butorides (Ardeola) striata
|| Least Concern
|| 430 - 510 mm.
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