Tri-colored Heron

Egretta tricolor

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.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Wings of the World
lengthLength: 1.8 ft
weightWeight: 11.8 to 14.6 oz
habitatHabitat: Wetlands
dietDiet: Fish and aquatic invertebrates