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Tricolored Heron

Egretta tricolor


A medium-sized, slender heron of the southeastern United States. Long, slender neck and bill. Dark back and neck. White belly.


Breeds in southeastern New Mexico and Texas, on the Gulf Coast, and along the Atlantic coast north to southern Maine (rarely). Spends winters along the coast from Texas and New Jersey south to northern South America and West Indies. Preferred habitats include swamps, bayous, coastal ponds, salt marshes, mangrove islands, mudflats, and lagoons.


The Tricolored Heron is the only dark colored heron with a white belly. One of the most abundant herons found in the Deep South, it was formerly called the Louisiana Heron.

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Copterdan 9 years ago

Thanks Ismael Chaves

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Stunning !
fantastic shot

Copterdan 9 years ago

Thanks williefromwi

Copterdan 9 years ago

Thanks Maria dB

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

wonderful portrait!

williefromwi 9 years ago

Beautiful detail on your spotting CopterDan

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Spotted on Apr 3, 2010
Submitted on Jul 3, 2012

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