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Great Egret
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
The Great Egret is a large white water bird with yellow bill. The neck is about one and a half times as long as the body. It has dark grey or black legs. The bill becomes very dark almost black in the breeding season,... Read more >

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
The Great Blue Heron is the largest North American heron. It is blue-gray heron with a reddish gray neck with black and white streaks down the front. The thighs are brown. The face is white with long black plumes on the... Read more >
Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
The Cattle Egret is a small white egret. During he breeding season it has long, buff reddish feathers on the crown, chest, and back. At the peak of the breeding season the bill, legs, and eyes are red. During the... Read more >
Green Heron
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
The Green Heron is a small heron. The wings are black with green or blue gloss. The head has greenish black crown. The face and neck are reddish brown. The chest is reddish brown with white steaks. Eyes are orange or... Read more >
Boat-billed Heron
Boat-billed Heron (Cochlearius cochlearius)
The Boat-billed Heron is an unusual heron with a large broad scoop-shaped black bill and a crest. The crown and upper back are dark gray. The wings and lower back are light grey. The face, throat and breast are white.... Read more >
Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)
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Reddish Egret
Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens)
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Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
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Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)
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Least Bittern
Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis)
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Black-crowned Night-Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
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Rufescent Tiger-Heron
Rufescent Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)
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. Read more >

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