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Little Blue Heron

Little Blue HeronSize - 25-29 inches long.
Habitat - Marshes, lakes, lagoons, and swamps.
Nesting - The nest is a platform of sticks on the ground, a bush, or a tree. 2-40 feet above ground or water.
Eggs - 2 to 3, olive with dark brown spots. Incubation 21 days, by both sexes.
Food - Fish, frogs, and reptiles.

Tri-colored Heron

Tri-colored HeronSize - 24-26 inches long.
Habitat - Lakes, marshes, and lagoons.
Nesting - The nest is a platform of sticks on the ground, a bush, or a tree. 20 feet above ground or water.
Eggs - 3 to 7, pale greenish blue. Incubation 21-25 days, by both sexes.
Food - Mostly fish, worms, insects, and reptiles.

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Black-crowned Night-heronSize - 23-28 inches long.
Habitat - Rivers, wooded swamps, and marshes.
Nesting - The nest is a mass of reed, sticks or twigs among reeds in a marsh or 160 feet above the ground in a tree.
Eggs - 1 to 6, pale bluish green. Incubation 24-26 days, by both sexes. Young leave the nest 6-7 weeks after hatching. Nest in large colonies.
Food - Fish, frogs, and crustaceans.





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