Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
Described by: Müller, Statius (1776)
Alternate common name(s): Louisiana Heron
Old scientific name(s): Hydranassa tricolor
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RangeCoastal se. North America, Central America and n. South America;
(1) Coastal United States in the w. from San Diego and in the e. from Long Island s. along both coasts to Mexico from c. Baja, s. Sonora and in the interior in the s., Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, the West Indies (Bahamas, Greater Antilles, Grand Cayman e. to the Virgin Islans and w. to Old Providence, St. Andrews), Colombia, w. Ecuador, ex. nw. Peru, n. Venezuela and Netherlands Antilles to n. of the Orinoco Delta.
(2) Trinidad (Caroni Swamp) and Tobago. (3) S. of the Orinoco Delta occurring further inland in Guyana, Surinam, Guiana and ne. Brazil to Maranhao and Piaui.
___________________________________________________________________________________North America n. of Mexican border
Summer and winter: coastal s. NJY, DEL, MYD, VIR, NCA, SCA, GEO, FLA (throughout), ALA, MIS, LOU, TEX; In summer, it may occur as far n. as San Diego, CAL in the w. and long Island, NYK in the e.
Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Lee County, Florida, USA - May 27, 2001 Source: William Hull
Description: Bird takes flight.
Myakka River State Park, Sarasota County, Florida, USA - Feb 20, 2002 Source: William Hull
Description: Bird is walking in shallow water.
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Dan Mennill
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Florida Museum of Natural History
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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