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Rufescent Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)
Photograph by Cristóbal Alvarado Minic. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
RUFESCENT TIGER-HERON FACTSDescription
The Rufescent Tiger-heron has a gray body with chestnut head, chest and neck, and a prominent white stripe down the front of the neck. The immature has broad black bars on a brown-buff background.
Lined Tiger Heron, Banded Tiger Heron
swamps, river banks, mangroves, marshes
fish, invertebrates, small vertebrates and insects
The Rufescent Tiger-Heron usually nests in trees. The nest is a large platform of sticks. Lays about 3 eggs which hatch after 31 – 34 days.
It is found in Mexico, Central America and much of South America.