Fasciated Tiger Heron
Fasciated Tiger Heron
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Tigrisoma
Species: T. fasciatum
Binomial name
Tigrisoma fasciatum
(Such, 1825)

The Fasciated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma fasciatum) is a species of heron in the Ardeidae family. It is native to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela, and a vagrant in Nicaragua. Its natural habitat is rivers.

In 1988 the Fasciated Tiger Heron was categorized by the IUCN as Near Threatened but as of 2004 they have been recategorized as Least Concern.

References

  • BirdLife International (2008). Tigrisoma fasciatum. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 3 February 2009. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern.

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