Striated Heron

green-backed heron, héron strié, garcita verdosa, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of Kenya, birds of Kenya, water birds, birds of Africa
Names, conservation status and distribution
green-backed heron, héron strié, garcita verdosa, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of Kenya, birds of Kenya, water birds, birds of Africa
Nairobi National Park
green-backed heron, héron strié, garcita verdosa, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of Kenya, birds of Kenya, water birds, birds of Africa
Lake Baringo

The striated heron (Butorides striata) also known as mangrove heron, little heron or green-backed heron, is a small heron, about 44 cm tall. Striated herons are mostly non-migratory and noted for some interesting behavioral traits. Their breeding habitat is small wetlands in the Old World tropics from west Africa to Japan and Australia, and in South America. 

These birds stand still at the water's edge and wait to ambush prey, but are easier to see than many small heron species. They mainly eat small fish, frogs and aquatic insects. They sometimes use bait, dropping a feather or leaf carefully on the water surface and picking fish that come to investigate.

 

Source : Wikipedia