A photogenic bird; the Striated heron.
The Striated Heron, Butorides striata, is a common bird in Suriname. Locally known as Tyontyon. It is a small heron with a thick neck. Most of the times I have seen them near the river close to rocks or hiding in between the dense bushes, hanging low over the water.
They are solitary birds, ones that like to stand motionless for quite some time waiting for their prey (snails, crabs or small fishes).
When you have enough sunlight and the Striated Heron is sitting motionless on an exposed branch, you will get one of the most photogenic birds on your camera.
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