Tricolored Heron female incubating eggs

Tricolored Heron female incubating eggs

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Credit: MILLARD H. SHARP/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor), also known as Louisiana Heron. Female incubating eggs. It is only for a few days, during the peak of the breeding condition, that these herons have the distinctive coloration of red eyes, purplish feathers, pink legs and bright blue bill.

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