No.141 Striated Heron Butorides striata L=52cm Rank : 3
Summer Visitor
Comment : Summer visitor to Asakawa River basin, visiting here in late April to the beginning of May, but the number of observation has been declining. Wing covert feathers are bordered with white, which look like bamboo leaves, hence its Japanese name of gsasa-goihGgsasah for dwarf bamboo and ggoih for heron.
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Adult