Florida


Photos taken at a resort in Orlando, FL

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the Tricolored Heron

The Tricolored Heron was formerly known as the Louisiana Heron. It lives along the Gulf and Southeastern coasts with a habitat at marshes, swamps, streams, and shores. The dark body with a white belly and rump identifies it.

Photo taken at a resort in Orlando, FL

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the Great Egret

The Great Egret is a large, stately, slender white heron with an orange or yellow bill, and black legs and feet. It has a range of the United States to southern South America. It has a habitat of marshes, ponds, shores, and mud flats. It feeds mostly on fish. When feeding the bird assumes a forward pose with neck extended.

Photo taken at a resort in Orlando, FL

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the White Duck

The White Duck, sometimes referred to as the Peking duck, is mostly considered a domesticated duck used for meat and eggs. The meat is not as popular as chicken, because there is less white meat and it is usually more expensive. Due to the ducks nature it is used for a pet. The average lifespan is 9 to 12 years.

Located in water soaked soybean field in New Berlin, WI

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the Sandhill Crane

Sand Hill Cranes have a spotted range across the eastern U.S. and are resident year round in center Florida.

Photo taken on St Charles Ave. near the Garden District in New Orleans, LA

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the Ringed Turtle Dove

Ringed Turtle Doves are domesticated and are established in several Florida cities, but is spreading out.

The Ringed Turtle Dove is noted with pale gray or beige color and a narrow black neck-ring. The darker primaries are paler and not contrasting strongly with the rest of the wing.  The rounded tail shows white in the corners. The range is mostly in the south of the United States, but is spreading out. The habitat is near city parks and trees with water. Its diet is seeds, waste grain, fruits, and insects.

The American Anhinga photo was taken in Orlando, FL

Select this link to see photos or a slideshow of the American Anhinga

The American Anhinga can be found in Florida and the East and Gulf coasts.  It’s habitat is cypress swamps, rice fields, rivers and wooded ponds. It often swims with only it’s head and neck sticking out of the water.

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