French: Onoré rayé German: Marmorreiher Spanish: Avetigre colorada
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
T. l. lineatum
(Boddaert, 1783) – E Honduras to SW Ecuador and E through Amazonia to N Bolivia and E Brazil; reported presence in NE Guatemala unconfirmed.
T. l. marmoratum
(Vieillot, 1817) – C Bolivia to E Brazil and S to Paraguay, NE Argentina and Uruguay.
66–76 cm; 840 g. Unmistakable, with rich chestnut head and neck, narrowly white-banded slate-coloured flanks and underwings, ochre-tinged grey abdomen, blackish back... read more
Vocalizations include a “wok, wok” or “uuk-uuk-uuk-uuk-uuk...” in alarm, a “quoh, h, h” in contact... read more
Typically found along wooded banks of slow-flowing rivers, and in swamps and marshes of tropical... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Fish (Hoplosternum, Synbranchus), aquatic insects, amphibians, crustaceans, snakes, grasshoppers, water... read more
Little known, but season (based on few observations) suspected to be Mar–Nov in Costa Rica, Apr in Panama Mar–Nov in Colombia,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). No information available on overall status and population size, but is very widespread, even occurring in green areas in some large... read more
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