Bare-throated Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum)

Order: Pelecaniformes | Family: Ardeidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Costa Rica

Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Costa Rica

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pto Pizarro, Tumbes

Identification & Behavior: ~76 cm (30 in). The adult Bare-throated Tiger-Heron has a brown thinly-barred neck, central pale streak running down the front of the neck, brown thinly barred-gray body, and yellow bare skin in the throat area. Juveniles are barred buff and black.  In Peru, it is restricted to the Mangrove Forest of extreme NW Peru. Similar to Rufescent Tiger-Heron and Fasciated Tiger-Heron, but their ranges do not overlap.

Status: The Bare-throated Tiger-Heron is a rare resident at the mangrove forest of extreme northwest Peru in the Department of Tumbes. There are only a few sightings of this species in Peru. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Garza-Tigre Mexicana.

Sub-species: Bare-throated Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum) Swainson, 1834.

Meaning of Name: Tigrisoma: Gr. Tigris=Tiger and soma=body. mexicanum: Originating from the country of Mexico.

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Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 01/01/2015.