Birds of the World

Ardeidae : Herons

Green-backed Heron / Striated Heron

Butorides striatus

B. s. striatus - Tambopata, Peru - December 2008

Green-backed Herons are found in freshwater and coastal habitats throughout most of the tropics.

B. s. striatus - Pantanal, Brazil - August 2000

There are over 25 subspecies generally recognised and the species shows considerable plumage variation even within each race.

B. s. atricapillus - Abuko, The Gambia - January 2003

B. s. chloriceps - Goa, India - December 2004