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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 Feb 9, 2019. Captured Jan 29, 2019 17:42 in Main Park Rd, Homestead, FL 33034, USA.
  • ILCE-6300
  • f/5.6
  • 1/400s
  • ISO800
  • 190mm