Little Blue X Tricolored-Heron Hybrid


(Egetta caerulea X Egretta tricolor)

There are a few known instances of hybridization between similar heron species. This bird has been resident at Hammonasset State Park in Madison, CT for the past five seasons. At first glance it has the overall look of a Little Blue-Heron, but with yellow on its face and scattered white on the body.

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3 Responses to Little Blue X Tricolored-Heron Hybrid

  1. Karen Gallo says:

    I have photos I took 5/1 of a bird ID’d as this bird or the same hybrid anyway. Can I submit them?

  2. eric jagoda says:

    Saw this bird today at Hammonasset!

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