Striated Heron Butorides striata

This species occurs across Africa, southern Asia, Australasia and South America but does not normally appear in Europe. I'm not sure if it has ever been accepted as occurring in Europe but it appears on some lists of Greek birds so presumably has at least been reported there as a vagrant. In North America it is replaced by Green Heron - the two species used to be treated as one, Green-backed Heron. Green Heron occurs in Europe as a vagrant.

Striated Heron

adult Striated Heron, Liwonde National Park (Malawi), 24th September 2008

 

Striated Heron Striated Heron
Striated Heron  

Striated Herons, Liwonde National Park (Malawi), 27th May 2011 - top two are same bird, lower one is a different individual

 

Striated Heron Striated Heron
Striated Heron Striated Heron
Striated Heron Striated Heron
Striated Heron Striated Heron
Striated Heron Striated Heron

Striated Heron, Mirbat Harbour (Dhofar, Oman), 10th November 2017

 

Striated Heron Striated Heron

juvenile Striated Heron, Liwonde National Park (Malawi), 25th September 2008

 

Striated Heron Striated Heron
Striated Heron Striated Heron

Striated Heron, Al Qurum Park (Muscat, Oman), 3rd November 2017