The Striated Heron (Butorides striata) ranges from Central to South America, and in West Africa to Japan and Australia. It is found in small wetlands and water edges. Its measures are 44 in height and 200 g in weight.
Matures have a blue-grey back and wings. Whit white underparts and a black cap. Dark bill and yellow and short legs. Inmatures are browner above and streaked below. This bird fees in small fish, frogs and aquatic insects.