Monday, October 8, 2012

Today's Bird: Fasciated Tiger Heron

Today's bird is the Fasciated Tiger Heron, one of my favorite birds I saw in Peru.  It's a heron, so it's structured like a Great-Blue, the big American Heron you've probably seen before. 

The picture you're looking at is actually a juvenile (a young bird).  The grown up bird was there as well and I have photos but honestly, they're not all that cool-looking.  The "tiger" part really only describes the juvenile.  The adult is kind of dark colored and doesn't look like he's ready for a dance club like this one does...

The Fasciated Tiger Herons live in forested areas with fast moving streams.  That made Aguas Calientes, Peru the ideal place to see one.  I took this picture on June 18, 2012.

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