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Striated Heron , Mangrove Heron
Butorides striatus

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia
Bird Family :"Egrets and Herons"
Description :Uncommon local species. Length 49cm. Call is a variety of sharp calls. Eats fish and small crustaceans.
Typical Habitat :Mangroves and intertidal zones.
Distribution :Locally common around the tropical coast to N.S.W. and VIC. border.
Migration :Resident / breeding. Town Common, Magnetic Island and Townsville Harhour. Main breeding season, September to January.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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