"Tricolored Heron"
(Egretta tricolor)







Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost








The Tricolored Heron, is a medium-sized heron. To hunt, it stands and waits but will also chase after small fish. It was not hunted for plumes as were other herons in the past.




Size: 26"

Male: Dark blue head, neck and wings contrast with a white belly and neck. Small brown patches at base of neck with lighter brown on lower back. A long, slender yellow bill with a dark tip. Yellow-to-pale-green legs.

Female: Same as the male.

Nest: Platform; male and female build; 1 brood per year.

Eggs: 3-6; light blue without markings.

Incubation: 21-25 days; female and male incubate.

Fledging: 32-35 days; male and female feed young.

Migration: Complete, to Central America, inters in most of Florida

Food: Fish, aquatic insects





My personal notes...

The Tricolored Heron, is a very interesting bird. I enjoy the beauty of the long white stripe down it's belly and neck area. It feeds on the smaller fish in the nearby lake, and doesn't seem to go as deep as the Great Blue Heron. The colors of this bird is very striking when it is in the water...beautiful. The beak has blue near the top...ending with black on the end of the beak, and it has a beautiful white feather that sticks out on the top of its head...like a woman with a feather in a hat...very pretty.









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