Tricolored Heron Breeding Plumage

The Tricolored Heron exhibits some interesting changes during breeding season.  A beautiful white head plume appears and its usually yellow beak turns bright blue.  The image below was captured at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, FL in early 2012. Click here for an image of a non-breeding Tricolored Heron.

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)

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2 thoughts on “Tricolored Heron Breeding Plumage

  1. Beautiful! I didn't know about the bright blue bill during mating season.Thanks for sharing!Rita

  2. Thanks Rita, I just found that out myself.

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