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Tricolored Heron Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A medium-sized, delicate and slim heron with a long, daggerlike bill. Its long thin neck curves up to its small head.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Snowy Egret, smaller than a Great Blue Heron.

    Relative Sizebetween crow and goosebetween crow and goose

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 23.6-27.6 in (60-70 cm)
      • Weight: 14.6 oz (415 g)
      • Wingspan: 37.4 in (95 cm)