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Fasciated Tiger Heron
Length 62-66cm (24-26in.)
 Similar Species
Similar to the Bare-throated Tiger Heron this bird has slightly shorter legs, is darker with a dark bill & cap and has the white stripe running up the neck continue up to the base of the bill.
In Central America occurs in Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama and in South America found from Colombia and Venezuela south to Bolivia and north-west Argentina with a separate area of range in south-eastern Brazil and north-east Argentina.
There are 3 subspecies:
Fast-flowing streams in humid montane forest.
Often stands on a boulder in mid-stream, catching fish from fast-flowing water. Patient, holds same pose for a considerable period, again typical of the family.
Their diet is not well recorded but is know to include fish and they have been observed stalking frogs.
A resident species.
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