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Striated Heron

The Striated Heron (Butorides striata) is a small heron. When hunting, the species stands still at the water's edge and waits to ambush its prey. It sometimes uses bait, dropping a feather or leaf carefully on the water surface and picking fish that come to investigate.

Photo: JJ Harrison

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