Nesting of the Rufescent Tiger-heron Tigrisoma lineatum on Barro Colorado island (republic of Panama)

Rufescent Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum) Science Article 1


Lake Gatun, which was created during thebuilding of the Panama Canal. The island,approximately 1642 ha in extent, is coveredmainly with tropical moist forest, both primaevaland secondary, and has the status ofnature reserve since the last 70 years.On 17 April 1998, I found a nest of theRufescent Tiger-heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)with a bird sitting on it. The bird’s chestnutbrownhead and neck, yellow base of bill andbrownish mantle were visible. The nest, closeto a small bay called Shannon Cove, was 7-8m up on the drooping branch of a small treegrowing at the base of the trunk of a largetree, overhanging the water.

Andrzej Dyrcz, ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL 10: 105-106

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