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Butorides striata (Green-backed Heron)

Synonyms: Butorides striatus

Wikipedia Abstract

The striated heron (Butorides striata) also known as mangrove heron, little heron or green-backed heron, is a small heron. 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. Vagrants have been recorded on oceanic islands, such as Chuuk and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marianas and Palau; the bird recorded on Yap on February 25, 1991, was from a continental Asian rather than from a Melanesian population, while the origin of the bird seen on Palau on May 3, 2005 was not clear.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
7
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
31
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 15.4091
EDGE Score: 2.79784

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  227 grams
Birth Weight [1]  16 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Freshwater marshes
Wintering Geography [2]  Non-migrartory
Wintering Habitat [2]  Freshwater marshes
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Ectothermic [3]  30 %
Diet - Fish [3]  40 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  30 %
Forages - Ground [3]  20 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  80 %
Clutch Size [1]  3
Wing Span [4]  22 inches (.56 m)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Pagbilao and Tayabas Bay Philippines A1, A4i

Biodiversity Hotspots

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

Oceania; Takamanda Forest Reserve;

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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