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Parrot.. Credit: Source The African Golden Oriole (Oriolus auratus) ~ South of the Sahara.. Credit: Source  Tricolored Heron Amazing World.. Credit: Source  Yellowhammer-Alabama State Bird.. by Birds of the South on Flickr.. Credit: Source

Tricolor Heron. The herons are long-legged freshwater & coastal birds with 64 recognized species. Although herons resemble birds in some other families, such as the storks, ibises, spoonbills and cranes, they differ from these in flying with their necks retracted, not outstretched. They are also one of the bird groups that have powder down. Some members of this group nest colonially in trees, while others, notably the bitterns, use reedbeds.

St. Augustine Alligator Farm’s Wading Bird Rookery– A Birder’s Paradise

Tricolored Heron at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm in St. Augustine, Florida • photo: Jackie Kramer on National Geographic

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 USA and northern Mexico south through Central America and the Caribbean to central Brazil and Peru.