The tri-colored heron’s long legs, long neck, and long beak are all good for wading in shallow water and catching fish and other small aquatic creatures. They roost in colonies and build stick nests in trees or bushes near the water’s edge.
Where to see them: Wings of the World
Length: 1.8 ft
Weight: 11.8 to 14.6 oz
Diet: Fish and aquatic invertebrates
Range: Southern and eastern United States, Central America, and northern South America