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Tricolored Heron

Egretta tricolor ORDER: PELECANIFORMES FAMILY: ARDEIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A medium-sized, slender heron of the southeastern United States, the Tricolored Heron was formerly known as the Louisiana Heron.

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Appearance

Herons
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Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized heron.
  • Long, slender neck and bill.
  • Dark back and neck
  • White belly.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but more reddish.

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Similar Species

  • Little Blue Heron is slightly smaller and stockier, and lacks white belly, white line down throat, and white head plumes.
  • Great Blue Heron is larger, lacks the white belly, and has a paler neck.