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Jul 16, 2013 21:53 |  #1

My sister took this photo on Northern Indiana. She asked my help in the ID, I have looked and looked, I cannot find what kind of bird it is! Help! Thanks!


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Jul 16, 2013 22:06 |  #2

Tough to tell for sure from that, but it looks like a Green Heron. They don't, normally, sit with their necks up like that; normally, it's tucked in and they look much smaller.


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Jul 16, 2013 22:26 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #3

I believe it is a tri color Heron.

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Jul 16, 2013 22:48 |  #4

USM IS wrote in post #16126975 (external link)
I believe it is a tri color Heron.

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That is what I thought, but the map I looked at did not show them in Indiana. So I did another search, and they are rarely found in Indiana! She took this photo in swampland, and that is their habitat. Very cool! Thanks!


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Jul 17, 2013 00:36 |  #5

Tri-color is larger; more egret-like and has a skinnier neck and longer beak than what I see there. They, also, summer regularly in Indiana.


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Jul 17, 2013 00:59 |  #6

It's a Green Heron. Shape and bill size are all wrong for a tricolored heron. Also the Tricolored heron has a white belly and this doesn't. If you brighten the image you can also see the colours better that show it as a Green Heron


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Jul 17, 2013 03:44 |  #7

Kevin A wrote in post #16127255 (external link)
It's a Green Heron. Shape and bill size are all wrong for a tricolored heron. Also the Tricolored heron has a white belly and this doesn't. If you brighten the image you can also see the colours better that show it as a Green Heron

I agree with this response...a Green Heron.


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