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Rufescent Tiger Heron

Image # 1D2_05340

Pantanal, Brazil


Canon 600L/f4 IS

ISO 400, f/4, 1/640 second

Manual Exposure

Gitzo 1325/ArcaSwiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick


I was familiar with the Bare-throated Tiger Heron from previous trips to Costa Rica, but this was my first encounter with the Rubescent species. We saw a number of these, including one Juvenile (whose plumage demonstrates the "tiger" pattern giving rise to its name).