adult; no sexual dimoprhism; long straight bill (Florida, USA; 2007-12-20)

Tricolored Heron
Egretta tricolor

Native Range: North America and Latin America

Notes: a rather solitary, active bird that is somewhat larger than the Little Blue Heron but smaller than the Great Blue Heron; white belly contrasting with dark breast are good field marks; wades in shallow waters searching for fish.

adult in breeding plumage; head and tail fronds (Florida, USA; 2006-04-08)
greenish-yellow legs; yellow base of bill (Florida, USA; 2008-12-24)

long neck with white line and its ventral side (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29)

actively fishing (Florida, USA; 2007-12-20)

juvenile; much redder on neck area (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29)

in flight, showing white belly and underwings (Florida, USA; 2006-04-08)

slate blue uppeparts, head, and breast (Florida, USA; 2007-12-20)

breeder with head plumes posing for a portrait (Florida, USA; 2007-12-20)