Bare-throated Tiger-heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum) - HBW 1, p. 421
French: Onoré du Mexique
Spanish: Avetigre Mejicana
Other common names: Cabanis's/Mexican Tiger-heron/Tiger-bittern
Taxonomy: Tigrisoma mexicana Swainson, 1834, Real del Monte, Hidalgo, Mexico.
Upland population of Sonora and Sinaloa (S Mexico) formerly assigned separate subspecies fremitus. Monotypic.
Distribution: Coastal W and E Mexico through C America to NW Colombia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 25 videos
Perched on palm leaf, looking around. Locality Monkey River, Toledo District, Belize (Monotypic species)
Wayne Hall 18 March 2013 9 weeks ago 29 sec 4.5
A bird walking along a bank. Locality Hacienda La Pacifica, Cañas, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Richard Garrigues 16 July 2012 46 weeks ago 29 sec 4.3
An adult bird stalking, catching and swallowing a small rodent in a garden next to the main road Locality Pomona, Stann Creek District, Belize (Monotypic species)
Ian Hempstead 15 March 2012 1 year ago 41 sec 4.2
An adult in the water, looking for food. Locality Pantanos del Usumacincta, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 13 April 2009 3 years ago 38 sec 4.2
Two adults showing courtship display Locality Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Max Roth 28 February 2001 8 years ago 25 sec 4.1
An adult in the water Locality Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Max Roth 28 February 2001 8 years ago 9 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 39 photos
I got close to this juvenile bare throated as he was fishing for frogs!
Locality Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern)
Stan Mansfield 29 December 2011 1 year ago 4
Adult bird, seen from the side, waiting for prey at Rio Sarapiqui.
Locality La Selva Biological Station, Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica
Pia Öberg 5 March 2001 1 year ago 3.8
an adult trying to be unnoticed
Locality Tortuguero, Limón Province, Costa Rica
Ferran Vaquero 22 August 2009 2 years ago 3.8
An adult with a chick on the nest
Locality Córdoba Department, Colombia
Carlos Ruiz.- Guerra 7 May 2013 6 weeks ago 3.8
Adult on the banks of Tempisque river
Locality Palo Verde National Park, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Róger Rodríguez 16 April 2013 7 weeks ago 3.8
Juvenile bird sunbathing on a rock.
Locality Morazán, Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica
manuel retana 6 March 2013 14 weeks ago 3.8
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