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Tricolored Heron

Egretta tricolor

Description:

"This species is about 56 cm (22 in) long, with a 96 cm (38 in) wingspan and weighs 350 g (12 oz). It is a medium-large, long-legged, long-necked heron with a long pointed yellowish or greyish bill with a black tip. The legs and feet are dark. 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."

2 Species ID Suggestions

Tri-colored Heron
Egretta tricolor Tricolored Heron
Liam
Liam 9 years ago
Tricolored Heron
Egretta tricolor Tricolored Heron


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July Llanes
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July Llanes

Orlando, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 24, 2012
Submitted on Jan 24, 2012

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