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.

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

 

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

 

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