Herons (Ardeidae)

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) - HBW 1, p. 410

French: Aigrette tricolore German: Dreifarbenreiher 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.

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