Tricolored Heron

Egretta tricolor

Order

CICONIIFORMES

Family

Bitterns, Herons and Egrets (Ardeidae)

Code 4

TRHE

Code 6

EGRTRI

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HEAD

Tricolored Heron Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Yellowish white in juveniles; Brown with pink inner margins in adults. Margins may turn scarlet or rose during courtship.
  • Head Pattern: Plain, Crested or plumed, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Blue-gray
  • Forehead Color: Blue-gray
  • Nape Color: Blue-gray
  • Throat Color: White with red-brown streaks.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Tricolored Heron Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 61-66 cm (24-26 in)
  • Weight: 414 g (14.6 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Blue-gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Tricolored Heron Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with steady quick wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 91 cm (36 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings, Pointed-Wings
  • Tail Shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Blue-gray
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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