I'm continuing my Heron run on BirdsEyeViews. My last two postings have been the Yellow-crowned Heron and the Black-crowned Heron. Now it's the Tricolored Heron's turn.
This bird is also or used to be called- depending on what you read- the Louisiana Heron.
What distinguishes the Tricolored from other Herons is its whte belly and the white stripe down the front of its neck.
In the photo below, you see the Tricolored (right) next to a Little Blue Heron. It's easy to differentiate between the two when you see them side-by-side like this.
This next photo, I believe, is a juvenile Tricolored Heron. The juvenile or immature one is described as similar to the adult, but more reddish.
What a lovely and graceful bird is the Tricolored Heron!