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Bare-throated Tiger-heron

(Tigrisoma mexicanum)

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Large brownish heron with fine black stripes on neck, back and sides; head black and gray; throat yellow; immature bird is more of a chestnut-brown, has brown and black mottled wings, and lacks gray and black on its head; to 80cm (2.7ft). (Garza-tigre Cuellinuda).


Aquatic habitats over Caribbean and Pacific lowlands; found along coasts and inland around marshes, lakes, ponds, and rivers.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Bare-throated Tiger-heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum), Costa Rica