By Paul Gerace
The Bare-Throated Tiger Heron is one of 12 different types of “herons” in Costa Rica.
This one is identified by its bare yellow throat skin and its black cap. They are widespread coastal birds and can be seen in our area around marshes, lagoons, swamps, and mangroves. Their range is from Mexico down through Central America and northern South America.
They can be seen patiently waiting and wading in the water in a position with their heads stretched out and pointed down, ready to pierce a fish with their long bills.
Thankfully, it’s not a threatened species.
Just another one of the beautiful bird species found here in Costa Rica. See more bird photos HERE