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The magnificent Bare-throated Tiger Heron
Tigrisoma Mexicanum
(Spanish) Garza-tigre gorjinuda

Everytime that I see a Bare-throated Tiger Heron I experiece a bit of that "birders rush". The Bare-throated tiger heron is just a "cool" bird. The Bare-throated Tiger Heron is approximately 30 inches tall (78cm)
Black crown, eyes are yellow, the throat has a naked yellow patch, the bill is long and heavy, the neck vermiculated dark brown and buff, foreneck has a dark narrow stripe with white borders, dark olive brown upperparts vermiculated buff, underparts are cinnamon colored with gray thighs and the legs are short.
(For a more complete description see)
A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Central America
Steve N.G. Howell and Sophie Webb
Oxford University Press

The Bare-throated Tiger Heron can be found in fresh water/ mangrove habitats from Mexico to Hounduras. Here are a series of photos that I took recently of of this magnificent bird
View 1 View 2 View 3 View 4 View 5 View 6 View 7 View 8 View 9 View 10

PHOTOS by David McCauley. Photos may be copied for non commercial use. (Photo technique-"digiscoping" Sony Mavica 250CD hand held to eyepiece of Nikon 80 Spotting Scope, Slik tripod)
Photos taken May 2004
Habitat: Wetland/Savannah
Tlacotalpan Veracruz Mexico

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David McCauley
Birding Veracruz
Tlacotalpan Veracruz Mexico

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