The Striated Heron is found along the coast of mainland Australia, from Shark Bay, WA, across northern Australia, to Cape York, QLD, and south to Mallacoota, VIC.
The Striated Heron is found in mangroves and intertidal flats. It feeds on crabs and other crustaceans, as well as molluscs and small fish.
The Striated Heron stalks prey slowly, either standing and waiting for prey to emerge or may sometimes plunge at it from a perch, before stabbing it with its sharp bill.
Birdlife Australia at http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/striated-heron Accessed 27 July 2020.
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