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Tricolored Heron - Egretta tricolor | 2018 - 1 [EXPLORED]

Tricolored Heron


The Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor), formerly known in North America as the Louisiana heron, is a small heron. It is a resident breeder from the Gulf States of the United States and northern Mexico south through Central America and the Caribbean to central Brazil and Peru.

There is some post-breeding dispersal to well north of the nesting range.


Tricolored heron's breeding habitat is sub-tropical swamps. It nests in colonies, often with other herons, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs. In each clutch, 3–7 eggs are typically laid.


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Taken on August 7, 2018