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Tricolor Heron ( juvenile)

Egretta tricolor

Description:

Photo take in a mangrove area near the coast this pare of juvenile herons are waiting from mom to bring some to eat. Adults have a blue-grey head, neck, back and upperwings, with a white line along the neck. The belly is white. In breeding plumage, they have long blue filamentous plumes on the head and neck, and buff ones on the back.

Habitat:

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. Wikipedia.


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Mexico

Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88

Spotted on May 31, 2012
Submitted on May 31, 2012

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