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    Tricolored Heron

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    Tricolored Heron

    Egretta tricolor
    • ORDER: Pelecaniformes
    • FAMILY: Ardeidae
    Basic Description

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

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    Other Names
    • Garceta Tricolor (Spanish)
    • Aigrette tricolore (French)
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