The Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) in the Birds.

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 Black Heron
 Capped Heron
 Cattle Egret
 Chinese Egret
 Chinese Pond-Heron
 Cocoi Heron
 Dimorphic Heron
 Dusky-gray Heron
 Eastern Reef-Heron
 Goliath Heron
 Gray Heron
 Great Blue Heron
 Great White-bellied Heron
 Great White Egret
 Green Heron
 Indian Pond Heron
 Intermediate Egret
 Javanese Pond-Heron
 Lava Heron
 Little Blue Egret
 Little Egret
 Madagascar Heron
 Madagascar Squacco Heron
 Pied Heron
 Purple Heron
 Reddish Egret
 Red-throated Heron
 Rufous-bellied Heron
 Snowy Egret
 Squacco Heron
 Striated Heron
 Tricolored Heron
 Western Reef-Heron
 Whistling Heron
 White-faced Heron
 White-necked Heron

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Tricolored Heron
Egretta tricolor

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) in south Florida, USA. 2001.
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)


The Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) is natural to the Americas. Its distribution extends from the USA to Brazil.


Sea level to 2600 meters, but not so frequent above the 1500 meters.


Normally seen in the proximity of fresh water, brackish water or saltwater.

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor).
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)


Usually seen alone.


This egret is a colonial breeder. The clutch is three to four greenish blue eggs. Incubation takes from 21 to 25 days and it is done by both parents.


In length it reaches from 56 to 65 cm. the weight is about 350 grams


The Tricolored Heron in Spanish is called “Garceta Tricolor”.

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) and American Aligator (Alligator mississippiensis) in Tamiami Trail, Florida, USA. 2000.
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) and
Aligator Americano (Alligator mississippiensis)

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