hydranassa (from hydros, water, and anassa, queen) tricolor (three colors)
Saturday, July 21, 1990 — 3:45 pm
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina — Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive
The Tricolored Heron was stalking through shallow water in a pool about 100 yards off the road near a large mixed flock of waders. It was in an area where the grass was a few inches tall. On two occasions, I saw it raise its wings into a canopy over its back and run for a few steps through the water while looking down.