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Rufescent Tiger-Heron

Tigrisoma lineatum

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This medium-sized heron is found around swamps, marshes, and sluggish streams at lower elevations. Usually seen singly. Adults are distinctive with their bright rufous head and neck. Juveniles are buffy with uneven black barring. Juveniles essentially identical to juvenile Fasciated Tiger-Heron, but note different habitat.

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