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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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Measurements
Both Sexes
Length
23.6–27.6 in
60–70 cm
Wingspan
37.4 in
95 cm
Weight
14.6 oz
415 g
Other Names
  • Louisiana Heron (English)
  • Aigrette tricolore (French)
  • Garceta tricolor, Garza pechiblanca (Spanish)

Habitat


Marsh

Food


Fish

Nesting

Nest Placement

Tree

Behavior


Stalking

Conservation

status via IUCN

Least Concern

Credits

  • Frederick, P. C. 1997. Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor). In The Birds of North America, No. 306 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, and The American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.

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