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Tricoloured heron

(Egretta tricolor)

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Description

The tricolored heron (Egretta tricolor),formerly known in North America as the Louisiana heron,is a small heron.It is a resident breeder from the Gulf states of the United States and northern Mexico south through Central America and the Caribbean to central Brazil and Peru.There is some post-breeding dispersal to well north of the nesting range.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Pelecaniformes
Family:Ardeidae
Genus:Egretta
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