Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Feeding - Striated Heron

Order: Ciconiiformes - Family: Ardeidae

By taking an abandoned Coscoroba nest as a platform for observation this small heron stands and waits. Motionless it keeps its neck coiled till the opportunity arises and strikes. It leaps headfirst on the prey. With a quick move it stretches its neck, head and body simultaneously, and leaps. It captures the prey with the bill. This sequence of three photos lasts one second.

Garcita azulada/Striated Heron Photos 10-2007 © Roberto Ares