Tricolored Heron

Egretta tricolor
Tricolored Heron specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Uncommon visitor from the south. Individuals are usually seen from mid-July to mid-September, only near Chincoteague. Sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

This is the information for the bird on the left.
Date: 2/22/1896
Collected By: R Ridgway
Locality: Ft Bassinger, Fla
Sex: Male
Catalog ID: 175944
The information below is for the bird on the right.
Date: August 25, 1932
Collected By: Wm H Ball & Clarence Cottam
Locality: Hunting Creek, Alexandria, Virginia
Sex: Female
Catalog ID: 332227