Lava Heron (Butorides sundevalli)

The color of the lava heron (Butorides sundevalli) looks rather dull and grey, until you get close up like this. In certain angles to the light you can see some iridescence.

Like the other herons in Galapagos you won’t see it unless you know what to look for, or it moves. The plumage is a perfect camouflage against the volcanic rocks.

Lava Heron (Butorides sundevalli)

Lava Heron (Butorides sundevalli)

Ecuador
00 19' 08" -089 56' 59"

Last updated on 30 June 2024