Galapagos BIrds – Heron

Galapagos Birds - Galapagos (Lava) Heron

Galapagos Birds – Galapagos (Lava) Heron

The Lava Heron, also known as the Galapagos Heron, is a species of heron endemic to the Galapagos Islands. The adult is slate-grey, which helps it blend in with the hardened lava. The back feathers typically have a silvery sheen and it has a short crest on its head.