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The tricolored heron, formerly known in North America as the Louisiana heron, is a small heron. It 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. There is some post-breeding dispersal to well north of the nesting range.

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... more

Similar species: Pelecaniformes
Species identified by Joe Spandrusyszyn
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By Joe Spandrusyszyn

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Uploaded Nov 11, 2016. Captured Nov 6, 2016 15:44 in Lake Apopka Loop Trail, Apopka, FL 32703, USA.
  • ILCE-6300
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO640
  • 278mm