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Tricolored Heron

Egretta tricolor

This bird was formerly called the “Louisiana Heron”, it is most often seen along the Gulf Coast of the USA, but it is also resident in central Baja California and the adjacent Mexican coast. In recent years it has been recorded further north, even in San Diego. Rarely straying far from the coast, these birds range as far south as the northern Pacific and Atlantic coasts of South America.

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