Today we introduce a New World species of waterbird. Meet the Birdorable Tricolored Heron! The Tricolored Heron is a mid-sized type of heron named for its plumage of blue-grey, lavender, and white. They can be recognized especially by their white bellies and neck... Read more »
About the Tricolored Heron
Also known as: Louisiana Heron, Red-necked Heron, Tricoloured Heron
Adult Tricolored Herons can be recognized by their interesting plumage, which includes a white belly and white stripe along the front of the long neck, and a blue-grey back that blends into lavender flanks. Males and females look alike.
Tricolored Herons nest in colonies, often mixed in with other wading birds. They build stick nests in trees and each brood typically contains 3 to 5 eggs. They feed mainly on fish, which they hunt in a variety of methods. They might slowly stalk prey, or run and chase fish in shallow water.
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