Butorides striata    Green-backed Heron  Groenrugreier
Green-backed Heron
Dinaka, Jan 2019

A breeding resident. Scarce, but widespread, occurring singly or in pairs along tree-lined rivers and dams (recorded in 38% of the Waterberg pentads); is easily overlooked unless it is flushed when it takes to the wing uttering a diagnostic sharp 'kyah' barking sound. Pairs nest solitarily, building a small platform nest in a tree overhanging water. Breeds in summer.
Green-backed Heron Waterberg distribution
Green-backed Heron
Wydehoek, Jul 2018
Green-backed Heron
Modimolle, Jan 2014

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