Fasciated Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma fasciatum)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cusco, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cusco, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru

Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cusco, Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~63.5 cm (25 in). The adult Fasciated Tiger-Heron has an overall olive-brown plumage. The neck and body are finely barred with white with a central pale streak running down the front of the neck. Juveniles are barred buff and black.  It forages on fast flowing creeks and rivers. It is similar to Rufescent Tiger-Heron but has a barred brown neck and body. These two Tiger-Herons forage in very different habitat types. Juveniles of both species are very similar. Also, see Bare-throated Tiger-Heron

Status: The Fasciated Tiger-Heron is uncommon along Andean Rivers with the right habitat conditions. It ranges higher than Rufescent Tiger-Heron, but both species may overlap along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Garza-Tigre Oscura.

Sub-species: Fasciated Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma fasciatum salmoni) Sclater & Salvin, 1875.

Meaning of Name: Tigrisoma: Gr. Tigris=Tiger and soma=body.  fasciatus: L. fascia= banded with a band.

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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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.