Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bare-throated Tiger Heron

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

I am sharing another Belize bird..the Bare-throated Tiger Heron.. It was not a lifer, I saw this bird for the first time in Costa Rica. This bird during a birding trip on the Sittee River near Hopkins, Belize..It was a little difficult taking bird photos from a moving boat..even though once in awhile we stopped..


The Bare-throated Tiger Heron has a naked yellow throat, the adult has a black crown, dark greyish-olive legs and a grey face.


 Their underparts are a dull cinnamon brown.  A large species, they are 31 inches in length and weighs 42 oz..


The Bare-throated Tiger Heron can be found from Mexico to Northwestern Colombia.



 They can be found around fresh water and mangrove habitats..on river and lake banks.


As we watched for birds along the river we spotted a few of the Bare-throated Tiger Herons in various spots along the river..I hope you enjoyed seeing the Bare-throated Tiger Heron..

 Thanks for stopping by my post and for all the nice comments.

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63 comments:

from Madrid said...

These birds are rarely seen in the rest of the world, it is my opinion.

Tomás

Bob Bushell said...

Wow, you got him/her, Bare-throated Tiger Heron, so well Eileen, beautiful photos.

Lynne said...

Very interesting Bare throated - Tiger Heron . . . It must be exciting to happen upon one so rare. I liked their speckled like camouflage look . . . with a peek of their yellowish throat . . .

A Quiet Corner said...

What a find, Eileen! A great disguise for it's habitat...:)JP

✿ chica said...

Sempre lindas! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

Ileana said...

Very nice bird! I never seen a Bare throated - Tiger Heron

Frank said...

Eileen, thanks for sharing another new species for me.
Have a good week.

orchid Miyako said...

What a unique bird Bare-throated Tiger Heron is, Eileen. I DO agree that it sure look like having great camouflage color and I like its yellow sharp face with long beak♡♡♡

I hope you are having a wonderful week.
Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Phil Slade said...

I never heard of that one Eileen. It's a very smart and unusual looking heron species. I think you did so well if you got those excellent pictures from a moving boat.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

cool herons

look like they're wearing a hawk's pelt :)

Michelle said...

Kudos to you for getting these photographs.

Christian Perrin said...

Stunning bird, and one that I've never heard of before! Thanks!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Striking plumage capture and interesting information about this bird. Thanks for visiting my blog while I was away!

TexWisGirl said...

just a neat beauty!

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of this rare Bare-throated Tiger Heron.
The color and comouflage is really fantastic.

Karen said...

Great shots of this handsome bird!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

He's a very pretty bird! Great find, Eileen!

Linda W. said...

What an interesting looking bird! Thanks for sharing your photos.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of this Tiger heron. I´ve never seen them before. Gorgeous !
Best regards, Synnöve

Sue said...

I bet that one was hard to spot!
Great shots
Have a good day, Eileen!
:)

Linda said...

Remarkable photos! Love the yellow beak.

DIMI said...

Hello Eillen!!
Great shots of the Bare-throated Tiger Heron!!What a beautiful bird!!How lucky you are to see it!!
Have a happy week!!
Dimi...

Breathtaking said...

How wonderful to see this Bare-thoated Tiger Heron in it's own envirament, and great captures too.

Linda Gross said...

I've never taken pictures of birds from a boat. I can only imagine how difficult it is to get a sharp picture! You did a great job!

Gail Dixon said...

His compact stance reminds me so much of the green heron except for the feathering. Beautiful markings and colors. Fab photos, Eileen!

Rambling Woods said...

What interesting coloring that earned the bird its name. Cool bird Eileen.. Michelle

Happyone said...

He is sure an interesting looking bird.

Margaret Adamson said...

That heron has lovely markings on its plumage. that certainly was anther good find even it was not a lifer.

Adam Jones said...

What a fantastic bird, and amazing pictures you got too.

pattisjarrett said...

I can see how they got their name. Nice find, Eileen.

Our photos said...

Wow, i have never seen such a bird !

Carole M. said...

fabulous to see these interesting birds Eileen; a great photo opportunity being in the boat and looking from the water-side to the shoreline

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You must have had a blast finding all these new and different birds!! Interesting trees and shrubbery, too.

DeniseinVA said...

He is a real beauty Eileen, great photos! I hope I get to see such a bird one day.

The happy wanderer. said...

Their plumage is so intricately patterned and their progress so stately much of the time, I enjoyed them in Costa Rica, and seeing them again from your trip to Belize.

Brian King said...

Just when I thought I had heard of all the heron species...that's awesome! Great looking heron!

Pat said...

Fantastic bird! You got some nice shots, Eileen.

Felicia said...

he's a handsome fellow.

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love all that yello. what a cool throat. didn't think i would ever say that??! ha. ha!! but i guess you never know. ( :

Kathie Brown said...

That bird is GORGEOUS! I would love to see it!

Betsy Adams said...

Wow---what a beauty! AND--that's another bird I have never seen --nor even heard of!!!! Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Stephanie said...

Beautifully photographed!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Lucky you! The photos are wonderful.

Indrani said...

Amazing! Never seen them in my part of the world.

A wondering star said...

Such a stunning bird! Lovely photos, Eileen. I've never seen Bare-throated Tiger Heron before.
Thanks for sharing

The French Hutch said...

hi Eileen, moving boat or not these are stunning photos. I'm certainly enjoying seeing these birds here, I'm sure I will never see them live in their natural habitat. How exciting and what a rare find.
Amazing.............thank you for sharing your travels.

Debbie said...

awesome snaps eileen, you continue to see the most unusual birds, lucky ME!!!

these images are really beautiful, you must have a pretty steady hand!!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Seems like Belize is a bird lover's paradise for sure :)

Larry said...

A great find Eileen, and super photos of this heron. I love herons of all kinds and hope to see this one some day. I am guessing that the striped bird is a juvenile? Is that correct?

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I have never seen one before. Thanks for sharing your great photographs of this handsome wading bird! I hope to spot one in person some day. Have a fine day today!

Betty Manousos said...

great find, eileen!
i so enjoyed your photos. simply gorgeous!

big hugs!

Chris Rohrer said...

Nice work Eileen! You got a great shot of the bird in that first pic! I have only seen this bird a couple times and one danced for us on the beach in Panama...it was a juvenile so I never got to see the beautiful adult plumage. Those boat treks can be quite frustrating because as birders, it would be nice to just be able to observe:)

Chris Rohrer said...

....closer that is:)

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Very good shots of this Tiger heron.
So special because I have never seen thet heron before. What a beauty!!

Best regards,
Marco

edenhills said...

What an interesting bird! I'm so glad you're sharing all your finds from Belize.

Pat Ulrich said...

Wow, how cool to see a tiger heron! awesome stuff!

Elaine said...

A very pretty bird, one that's new to me. Nice work!

NatureFootstep said...

I too saw the Bare-throated Tiger Heron in Costa Rica. :)

bettyl-NZ said...

What great shots! A first for me.

Helma said...

A great beautiful heron. These heron I've never seen. I did not even know it still existed! What I learn so many beautiful birds know thanks to your blog :-)

Sharon Wagner said...

The hummingbird is stunning!

CJ said...

I stopped to see if you had any fences posted but got sidetracked by your photos of the tiger heron ---never even heard of one before. Interesting.

Maria said...

Simply gorgeous! I love your new header too!