‘Strikingly slender’, according to Audubon, the Tricolored Heron is an active lone forager in marshes, swamps and other bodies of shallow water. Very common in the Southeast United States, it’s one of our most abundant year-round Florida wetland birds.
Same lovely bird, but in breeding plumage this time! Still known to some as the Louisiana Heron, the Tricolored has a very long, dagger-like bill (All About Birds) with which it grabs its prey. Check out more cool stuff about Tricolored Herons on eBird!!