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Pelecaniformes > Ardeidae

Tricolored Heron

Egretta tricolor

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Medium-sized heron with slaty-blue back and white belly. Bill is longer than other herons. Adults show yellowish plumes on lower back, purplish neck, and paler throat. Immatures show bright rufous neck and shoulders. Often active as its forages; moving swiftly in the shallows chasing after fish.

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