Butorides striata javanica
English : Striated heron
French : Héron strié
Class : Aves
Order : Pelecaniformes
Family : Ardeidae
Notes :27 other subspecies known.
Adults can reach 48 cm in length for a weight of 260 g. Small heron with long black and yellow bill. Wings black to grey with clear edges on feathers, long iridescent feathers on back. This subspecies has an ashy grey plumage.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs from south Thailand to Greater Sundas. Species occurs in America, Africa, south Asia, Australia east to Tahiti. Lives in mangroves, coastal areas, near lakes, ponds, streams, mudflats, to 4050 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species remains common to abundant in its huge range. Locally vulnerable to water pollution, loss of habitat and use of pesticides.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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