A Green-Backed Heron (Butorides striatus). Captured in Lake Panic in Kruger National Park, in a perfect stalking position. This bird is a solitary and shy bird which forages among low waterside roots and branches. Interestingly this species uses a method of foraging known as "baiting" in which the bird uses an insect or even a small twig to attract fish. It is predominantly a crepuscular bird but varies its habits according to local conditions so it also exhibits diurnal and nocturnal habits.
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