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Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Florida | by avicentric
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Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Florida

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 USA 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 December 6, 2009