Tricolored Heron

Fun Facts!!! 🤓

  • Parts of their neck, back of the head, and wings have purplish hues.
  • During the breeding season, they have white plumes growing from the back of their heads and their otherwise black-tipped yellow bill turns to blue!
  • Tricolored Herons are visual hunters, relying on their keen eyesight to detect prey in the water.
  • Tricolored Herons live around 7-10 years on average.
  • The oldest known individual on record lived to be 17 years old!!

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