French: Onoré du Mexique German: Nacktkehlreiher Spanish: Avetigre mejicana
Real del Monte, Hidalgo, Mexico
Coastal W & E Mexico (from S Sonora and S Tamaulipas) S through Central America to extreme NW Colombia (lower Atrato Valley), with an extremely disjunct population in NW Peru.
71–81 cm; 1000–1345 g. Crown and nape black, head-sides grey, black line from eye to throat, foreneck tawny, hindneck finely barred brown and buff, back dark... read more
Gives “who, woh, woh, woh” or “howk, howk, howk” on flushing and, in other situations including... read more
Normally found in coastal zones of salt or brackish water, especially mangroves (and is entirely... read more
Food and feeding
Fish (e.g. eels Anguilla anguilla), frogs, crustaceans and insects (flies). Recorded eating a small rodent. Generally feeds alone... read more
Season variable, ranging from Feb–Apr in Panama to May–Aug in El Salvador, but perhaps year-round in Costa Rica (albeit peaking... read more
Apparently sedentary, but occasionally recorded in the interior of Mexico, e.g. Morelos, perhaps... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). No information available on overall status and population size, and species is difficult to census (like other Tigrisoma).... read more
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