Birds of Colombia

    PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae (Herons, Bitterns)  
Genus: Egretta (4 species, 13 worldwide)


Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)
Everglades National Park, Florida, USA  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) Immature
Shark Valley - Everglades National Park, Florida, USA  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Reddish Egret
Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens rufescens) Near Threatened
Curry Hammock State Park, Florida,  
   
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Reddish Egret
Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) Near Threatened
Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, USA
  White morph.
   
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A large egret often seen 'dancing' when hunting for fish. Note salt water habitat.


Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Paracas, Peru  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A small heron with yellow on feet and back of legs, often found near fresh or salt water. Same size as very different Cattle Egret.
Additional photo.
A stick nest above an area with alligators. Herons and egrets choose these locations to detract predators like racoons.

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor ruficollis)
Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Florida, USA
  A medium-sized heron shown here in full breeding plumage.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Non-breeding.


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