Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Rufescent Tiger-Heron - Historic records

Order: - Family: Ardeidae

08-01-21 © Milena LLopis
02-01-21 © Héctor Horacio García
26-12-20 © Sergio Cusano
26-12-20 © Eduardo Nicolás Cusano
26-12-20 © Eduardo Nicolás Cusano
12-12-20 © Héctor Horacio García
12-12-20 © Héctor Horacio García
07-12-20 © Javier Guillermo González
05-12-20 © Sergio Cusano
05-12-20 © Milena LLopis
05-12-20 © Javier Guillermo González
05-12-20 © Héctor Horacio García
05-12-20 © Héctor Horacio García
04-12-20 © Milena LLopis
04-12-20 © Milena LLopis
04-12-20 © Milena LLopis
23-11-20 © Javier Guillermo González
23-11-20 © Javier Guillermo González
23-11-20 © Javier Guillermo González
23-11-20 © Carlos González Ledo
Total: 506

Feeding

23-11-20 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro

Eating a swamp eel

Parental care

03-11-20 © Damián Müller

Pecking at a younger sibling. A common habit among herons which may end up in the death of the younger sibling. The little tiger-herons are born within a difference of days since the adults begin incubation as soon as the egg is laid. The same difference remains when the egg is hatched. Being born with some days' difference gives the older chick the advantage of being stronger and bigger, which they profit to show superiority.   

Feeding

23-09-20 © Miguel Caride

Part of a scene where the rufescent tiger-heron tries to dominate the snake.

Perched/standing

17-11-19 ©

Preening

22-12-18 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro

Feeding

22-09-18 © Jorgelina Pérez

Voice

25-11-17 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro

Feeding

08-06-17 © Ernesto Gulisano

Parental care

10-09-16 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro

Nest/Active nest

09-07-16 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Last week we had seen two rufescent tiger-herons on this platform. Today one was lying on the nest. It then cut some branches and sat again

Feeding

25-06-16 © Cora Rimoldi

When we discovered the juvenile tiger-heron it had already caught this aquatic snake Helicops infrataeniatus. It shook the snake several times but unsuccessfully. The snake was very long and coiled around the bill as they usually do. Unluckily it moved away with the snake and the end of the story remains unknown

Parental care

03-01-16 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro

Second nest of tiger-herons of this season. It is very far and concealed. Anyway the activity of the two chicks may be observed.

Parental care

17-10-15 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro

Feeding

20-02-15 © Nicolás Giorgio

Feeding

11-10-14 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro

Feeding

05-03-13 © Amelia Besana

An impressive frog caught by the tiger-heron. So huge that if was believed to be an American bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus, a bad omen if it had been. This exotic frog is a voracious predator which can eliminate or drastically decrease the numbre of native species when it settles in a new environment. Luckily it turned out a Creole frog which has grown bigger than normal

Parental care

08-06-11 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro

07-02-11 © Roberto Ares

Feeding

18-04-09 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
Total: 19