Species Index

Butorides striata
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name: Striated Heron

Distribution: 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.

Ecological Notes: The Striated Heron is found in mangroves and intertidal flats. It feeds on crabs and other crustaceans, as well as molluscs and small fish.

Additional Notes: 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.

References: Birdlife Australia at Accessed 27 July 2020.

Wikipedia. “Striated Heron.” Last modified 20 February 2020.

Atlas of Living Australia at Butorides striata Accessed 24 July 2023.

Birds in Backyards at Accessed 24 July 2023.