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Tricolored Heron

Egretta tricolor

Description:

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:

Swamps, bayous, coastal ponds, salt marshes, mangrove islands, mudflats, and lagoons.

Notes:

Formerly known in North America as the Louisiana Heron.

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MelissaFerguson
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MelissaFerguson

Melbourne, Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 6, 2013
Submitted on Aug 7, 2013

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