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 37 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 4.7
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 4 years ago 1 min 4.6
A breeding-plumage bird in a bush. Locality Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp ruficollis)
Robert Schaefer 6 April 2013 28 weeks ago 28 sec 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 4.4
An adult sitting on its nest. Locality Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp ruficollis)
Robert Schaefer 6 April 2013 28 weeks ago 19 sec 4.3
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 6 years ago 11 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 74 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 3 years ago 4.7
A Tricolored Heron hunting for small fish in the surf.
Locality Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit State, Mexico (Northern)
JimBachman 18 May 2011 16 weeks ago 4.6
Wading bird with flapping fish.
Locality Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp ruficollis)
Daniel Hinckley 9 June 2012 1 year ago 4.5
An adult bird landing on the sand.
Locality Puerto Pizarro, Tumbes Department, Peru (ssp tricolor)
Joe Tobias 26 December 2007 2 years ago 4.4
Adult bird swallowing a small fish.
Locality Las Baulas National Marine Park, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica (ssp ruficollis)
Boris Nikolov 7 March 2010 2 years ago 4.3
Adult in breeding plumage
Locality St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp ruficollis)
Ian Barker 4 May 2011 2 years ago 4.3
- No sound recordings available yet