Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) - HBW 1, p. 410
French: Aigrette tricolore
Spanish: Garceta Tricolor
Other common names: Louisiana Heron
Taxonomy: Ardea tricolor P. L. S. Müller, 1776, Cayenne.
Sometimes placed in genus Hydranassa. Birds of W Mexico often placed in separate race occidentalis. Two subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- ruficollis Gosse, 1847 - S & E USA to C America, W Indies, Colombia and NW Venezuela.
- tricolor (P. L. S. Müller, 1776) - NE Venezuela and Trinidad to NE Brazil; Ecuador and extreme N Peru.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 34 videos
Close-up while walking in lagoon. Locality Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize District, Belize (ssp ruficollis)
Wayne Hall 24 February 2012 1 year ago 17 sec 4.6
A lateral view of an adult perched on a Myoporum tree looking around. Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp ruficollis)
Don DesJardin 20 May 2009 3 years ago 1 min 4.5
Tricolored Heron feeding and roosting along the shoreline Locality Caye Caulker, Belize (ssp ruficollis)
Wayne Hall 2 March 2009 4 years ago 1 min 21 sec 4.3
in shallow water Locality San Andrés Island, San Andrés y Providencia Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 11 April 2012 1 year ago 33 sec 4
Two nearly grown chicks in a tree in a small breeding colony. Locality Rio Lagartos, Yucatán State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern) (ssp ruficollis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 26 July 2005 5 years ago 11 sec 3.9
An adult next to a pond in a holiday resort, rubbing its head on its chest Locality Cayo Guillermo, Cuba (ssp ruficollis)
Josep del Hoyo 7 August 2004 7 years ago 27 sec 3.9
PhotosSee all 62 photos
This spectacular bird "walks" on water to catch is prey (small fish...).
Locality Everglades National Park, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp ruficollis)
Michel Lamarche 28 December 2008 2 years ago 4.7
Wading bird with flapping fish.
Locality Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp ruficollis)
Daniel Hinckley 9 June 2012 34 weeks ago 4.4
An adult bird landing on the sand.
Locality Puerto Pizarro, Tumbes Department, Peru (ssp tricolor)
Joe Tobias 26 December 2007 1 year ago 4.3
Adult bird swallowing a small fish.
Locality Las Baulas National Marine Park, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica (ssp ruficollis)
Boris Nikolov 7 March 2010 1 year ago 4.3
Adult in breeding plumage
Locality St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp ruficollis)
Ian Barker 4 May 2011 1 year ago 4.3
A bird posing in brackish water.
Locality Florida, USA (United States)
sophiebuck 11 December 2012 15 weeks ago 4.2
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