Bare-throated Tiger Heron
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|From my recent vacation in Costa Rica|
The Bare-throated Tiger Heron, Tigrisoma mexicanum, is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae, found from Mexico to northwestern Colombia, with one recorded sighting from the United States in Hidalgo County, Texas. It is 80 cm (28–32") in length and weighs 1200 g.
This large species is found in more open habitats than other Tigrisoma herons, such as river and lake banks. It waits often motionless for suitable prey such as fish, frogs or crabs to come within reach of its long bill.
This is a solitary breeder, not normally found in heron colonies. The nest is a small flattish stick platform in a tree into which 2-3 green-tinged white eggs are laid.
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- [2013-04-12 2:27]
Excellent picture, beautiful and elegant bird and good composition too. Congratulation.
- [2013-04-12 13:28]
Excellent portrait of a beautiful bird.
Beautiful colours and sharpness details.
Nicely blurred background.
Excellent photograph of Bare-throated Tiger Heron, excellent sharpness and details, good composition, excellent background and lighting.