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Striated Heron Butorides striata

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2005 Least Concern
2004 Not Recognised
2000 Not Recognised
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type   Average mass 184 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 46,100,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.1 - - -
Population justification: The global population is estimated to number c.150,000-1,200,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2006), while national population estimates include: c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs and c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration in China; < c.100 breeding pairs, c.50-1,000 wintering individuals and c.50-1,000 individuals on migration in Taiwan; c.100-10,000 breeding pairs and c.50-1,000 individuals on migration in Korea; c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs and c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration in Japan and possibly c.100-10,000 breeding pairs and c.50-1,000 individuals on migration in Russia (Brazil 2009).
Trend justification: The overall population trend is decreasing, although some populations may be stable and others have unknown trends (Wetlands International 2006).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Angola Native Extant      
Antigua and Barbuda Unknown Extant      
Argentina Native Extant      
Australia Native Extant      
Bahrain Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Bangladesh Native Extant      
Barbados Unknown Extant      
Benin Native Extant      
Bermuda (to UK) Vagrant Extant     Yes
Bhutan Native Extant      
Bolivia Native Extant      
Botswana Native Extant      
Brazil Native Extant      
British Indian Ocean Territory Native Extant Yes    
Brunei Native Extant      
Burkina Faso Native Extant      
Burundi Native Extant      
Cambodia Native Extant      
Cameroon Native Extant      
Central African Republic Native Extant      
Chad Native Extant      
Chile Native Extant      
China (mainland) Native Extant      
Christmas Island (to Australia) Vagrant Extant      
Colombia Native Extant      
Comoros Native Extant      
Congo Native Extant      
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant      
Costa Rica Native Extant      
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant      
Djibouti Native Extant      
Dominica Unknown Extant      
Ecuador Native Extant      
Egypt Native Extant      
Equatorial Guinea Native Extant      
Eritrea Native Extant      
Ethiopia Native Extant      
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Vagrant Extant      
Fiji Native Extant      
French Guiana Native Extant      
French Polynesia Native Extant      
Gabon Native Extant      
Gambia Native Extant      
Ghana Native Extant      
Guadeloupe (to France) Unknown Extant      
Guam (to USA) Native Extant   Yes  
Guinea Native Extant      
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant      
Guyana Native Extant      
India Native Extant      
Indonesia Native Extant      
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant      
Israel Native Extant Yes    
Japan Native Extant      
Jordan Vagrant Extant      
Kenya Native Extant      
Laos Native Extant      
Liberia Native Extant      
Madagascar Native Extant      
Malawi Native Extant      
Malaysia Native Extant      
Maldives Native Extant Yes    
Mali Native Extant      
Martinique (to France) Unknown Extant      
Mauritania Native Extant      
Mauritius Native Extant      
Mayotte (to France) Native Extant      
Micronesia, Federated States of Native Extant   Yes  
Montserrat (to UK) Unknown Extant      
Mozambique Native Extant      
Myanmar Native Extant      
Namibia Native Extant      
Nepal Native Extant      
New Caledonia (to France) Native Extant      
Niger Native Extant      
Nigeria Native Extant      
North Korea Native Extant Yes    
Northern Mariana Islands (to USA) Native Extant   Yes  
Oman Native Extant      
Pakistan Native Extant      
Palau Native Extant   Yes  
Panama Native Extant      
Papua New Guinea Native Extant      
Paraguay Native Extant      
Peru Native Extant      
Philippines Native Extant      
Qatar Native Extant   Yes  
Réunion (to France) Native Extant      
Russia (Asian) Native Extant      
Rwanda Native Extant      
São Tomé e Príncipe Native Extant      
Saudi Arabia Native Extant      
Senegal Native Extant      
Seychelles Native Extant      
Sierra Leone Native Extant      
Singapore Native Extant      
Solomon Islands Native Extant      
Somalia Native Extant      
South Africa Native Extant      
South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands Native Extant      
South Korea Native Extant      
South Sudan Native Extant      
Sri Lanka Native Extant      
St Helena (to UK) Vagrant Extant      
St Kitts and Nevis Unknown Extant      
St Lucia Unknown Extant      
St Vincent and the Grenadines Vagrant Extant      
Sudan Native Extant      
Suriname Native Extant      
Swaziland Native Extant      
Taiwan (China) Native Extant      
Tanzania Native Extant      
Thailand Native Extant      
Timor-Leste Native Extant      
Togo Native Extant      
Trinidad and Tobago Native Extant      
Uganda Native Extant      
United Arab Emirates Native Extant      
Uruguay Native Extant Yes    
Vanuatu Native Extant      
Venezuela Native Extant      
Vietnam Native Extant      
Yemen Native Extant      
Zambia Native Extant      
Zimbabwe Native Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Philippines Pagbilao and Tayabas Bay site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable non-breeding
Marine Intertidal Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) suitable breeding
Marine Intertidal Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands major breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands major non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 1900 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Butorides striata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/07/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Ardeidae (Herons and egrets)
Species name author (Linnaeus, 1758)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 46,100,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Climate change species distributions