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Tiger heron Costa Rica

A tiger heron at Sirena Ranger Station at Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica

The medium sized tiger heron is so named for its brown streaked color resembling a tiger. I found out the bird resembles another favorite wild animal. When I approached to take its picture at Sirena Ranger Station in Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica, it raised its neck either in warning or alarm to over twice its normal size. I think a more fitting name would be the giraffe heron.

Tiger heron in Costa Rica

Tiger heron or giraffe heron at Sirena Station in Corcovado National Park


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