Forum > Identifying Birds > Florida Heron ??? What Kind Please ???

Joey Posted 17-May-2018 14:04
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hi there, - I have a Heron to identify from Florida. I was told it is a Tricoloured Heron but I have been looking at pictures and this doesn't seem to match - If anyone can help please. 

Excuse the photo!!! The computer uploaded sideways for some reason!! It should be horizontal. 

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Karmann65 Posted 17-May-2018 16:50
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I tend to agree that it is actually a Tri Colored Heron. The picture is just at an odd angle with the way the bird is twisted around. Looking carefully at your image I can just make out the white head crest and the neck has hints of purple

The only other possibility from that region would be an Anhinga but they have a bright yellow beak, darker legs and no white crest.

Hope this helps

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Joey Posted 17-May-2018 17:43
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Hi there, Thanks for that - I still have a few birds from Florida to identify but I have posted them on before so unfortunately it looks like nobody can help. Regards.   

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Karmann65 Posted 17-May-2018 19:35
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Sometimes picture quality can hinder a clear identification and other times, one little brown bird can look much like another. ?? I'll always have a go though.
ATB 

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