Tricolored Heron

This medium-sized (66 cm length) heron is often seen in belly-deep water catching killifishes and other small prey such as frogs, crustaceans and insects

https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/triher/overview

Tricolored Herons sometimes follow behind Double-crested Cormorants or Pied-billed Grebes snapping up fish that they stir up.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Tricolored_Heron/overview

Formerly known as the Louisiana Heron, this slender day-heron is found only in the New World, and is one of 4 North American herons…

https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/triher/introduction

The plumage is mostly blue-gray above and white on the belly. The front of the neck is white; the sides of the neck may be gray or purple.

https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/triher/overview

Forages in shallow water by standing still and waiting for prey to approach, or by walking very slowly; sometimes more active, stirring bottom sediments with one foot, or dashing in pursuit of schools of fish. Solitary in foraging, driving away others from small “feeding territory.”

https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/tricolored-heron

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