photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Doug J | all galleries >> Birds of Florida > Tricolored Heron
previous | next
Tricolored Heron
23-Mar-2017 Copyright Douglas Janson

Tricolored Heron

Sarasota, Florida

Scientific name: Egretta tricolor
Order: Pelecaniformes

The tricolored heron is a resident breeder from the Gulf states of the United States and northern Mexico south through Central America and the Caribbean to central Brazil and Peru.
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, 37 eggs are typically laid.
This species measures from 56 to 76 cm (22 to 30 in) long and has a wingspan of 96 cm (38 in). The slightly larger male heron weighs 415 g (14.6 oz) on average, while the female averages 334 g (11.8 oz). The tricolored heron stalks its prey in shallow or deeper water, often running as it does so. It eats fish, crustaceans, reptiles, and insects.


Click for more information on this species at Wikipedia
Press the back button on the browser to return to this page


other sizes: small medium original
comment