Green-backed Heron

The Green-backed Heron (Butorides striatus),

A small dark grey heron, with a black crown, dark green back and paler grey under parts. so easily confused with the Dwarf Bitten, from the rear. This is a fairly common sight in the dams and rivers of the Kruger National Park and feeds on frogs and small crabs. There are so many varieties of this specie spread far over the world that the Green-backed is often referred to a group of these herons… however these photos I got at Sunset dam near the Lower Sabie rest camp….

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