Tri-Colored Herons


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Tricolored herons (egretta tricolor), formerly known as the Louisianna heron, can be found in the coastal sub-tropical swamps of the southeastern United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, down to central Brazil and Peru in South America.


Tricolored herons eat mostly small fish that they often chase and herd with open wings, sometimes looking like they are doing a crazy dance.

They build stick nests.

Echo Of A Heron

A tri-colored heron is mirrored in the waters beside the Lake Apopka North Shore Wildlife Drive in Orange County, Florida.

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Foraging Tri-Colored Heron

A tri-colored heron forages in the marsh beside the Lake Apopka North Shore Wildlife Drive in Orange County, Florida.

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Tri-colored Heron Chicks

Tri-colored heron chicks wait in their nest for their next meal in a rookery near Kissimmee, Florida

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Breeding Tricolored Heron

A breeding tricolored heron resting on a branch in a rookery near Kissimmee, Florida.

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Cast A Shadow

This tricolored heron was wading in hte oxbow at Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Where's The Fish

A tri-colored heron chick calls for more food in a rookery near Kissimmee, Florida

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Tri-colored Pair

A pair of tri-colored herons tend their nest of chicks while swapping baby sitting duty in a rookery near Kissimmee, Florida.

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Tri-Color Yoga

A tri-colored heron seems to be practicing yoga as it stands on one leg on a dead tree limb in a rookery near Kissimmee, Florida.

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Slight Stumble

A tri-colored heron seems to stumble as it turns on a branch in a rookery near Kissimmee, Florida.

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Preening Tri-Color

A tri-colored heron preens itself in a rookery near Kissimmee, Florida.

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Tri-Color Coil

A tri-colored heron settles down on a branch in a rookery near Kissimmee, Florida.

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Tri-Color Presentation

A tri-colored heron displays for its mate in a rookery near Kissimmee, Florida.

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