Fasciated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma fasciatum)

Fasciated Tiger Heron

[order] CICONIIFORMES | [family] Ardeidae | [latin] Tigrisoma fasciatum | [authority] Such, 1825 | [UK] Fasciated Tiger Heron | [FR] Onore fascie | [DE] Streifenreiher | [ES] Avetigre Oscura | [NL] Gestreepte Tijgerroerdomp


Monotypic species


The genus Tigrisoma consists of 4 Heron species native to South and Central America. These birds are rather large and typically forest dwellers. Their plumage is rich in coloration and adapted to boreal life.

Physical charateristics

Middle sized Heron, color of facial skin variable, lower mandible yellowish green. Usually all barred blackish and buff, juvenile even more prominent. Might look brownish at a distance.

Listen to the sound of Fasciated Tiger Heron

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Latin America : Costa Rica to North Bolivia, Southeast South America. In Central America occurs in Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama and in South America found from Colombia and Venezuela south to Bolivia and north-west Argentina with a separate area of range in south-eastern Brazil and north-east Argentina


Fast-flowing streams in humid montane forest.


No data.

Feeding habits

Little known, probably diet consists of fish and bugs. Might be nocturnal forager.

Video Fasciated Tiger Heron


copyright: D. Ascanio


This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend is not known, but the population is not believed to be decreasing sufficiently rapidly to approach the thresholds under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size may be small, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Fasciated Tiger Heron status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range,

Distribution map

Fasciated Tiger Heron distribution range map

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