By J. Murray Speirs, Robert Bateman
This wide and lengthy past due paintings of reference covers the entire chicken species, greater than four hundred of that have been recorded within the province of Ontario. Birds of Ontario includes an id and outline of all species, with 344 extraordinary color plates. an individual with even an off-the-cuff curiosity in birds will locate the color plates and informative textual content of substantial curiosity. This quantity features a record of all of the birds pointed out in Ontario as much as the tip of 1983, with the typical and medical names given via the yank Ornithologists' Union 1983 Check-list as prepared in that paintings.
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The long, thin neck distinguishes it from the chunky Green-backed Heron. 34 TRICOLORED HERON 35 Egretta tricolor (Miiller) THLhisis normally a bird of coastal salt marshes, where I have seen it north to Maine. It is a rare straggler in Ontario. This is a strikingly beautiful smallish heron, with unstreaked white belly and white rump, contrasting with the dark slaty-blue upperparts. There is often a rusty red border to the white foreneck. The combination of dark blue, white and rusty red gave it its name tricolor.
This is a strikingly beautiful smallish heron, with unstreaked white belly and white rump, contrasting with the dark slaty-blue upperparts. There is often a rusty red border to the white foreneck. The combination of dark blue, white and rusty red gave it its name tricolor. Note that the young Great Blue Heron has a whitish belly but it is heavily streaked and the bird itself is much larger and much paler than the Tricolored Heron. 36 CATTLE EGRET 37 Bubulcus ibis (Linnaeus) T Kis small, stocky egret is a recent newcomer from Africa, first reported in North America about 1941 in Florida, and in Ontario in 1956.
Normally all white, the head and neck may be stained brown. Young birds are brownish-gray with pinkish base to the bill, very similar to young Mute and Trumpeter Swans. C. and north to Alaska: not found in Ontario in this century, until the recent introductions. Distinguished from the Mute Swan by its black bill (orange in adult Mute Swans and dark purplish gray in young) and lack of knob on bill and straight "ramrod" neck posture. From the Tundra Swan it differs in having no yellow at base of bill (usually present in Tundra Swan) and in straight (not dished in) profile of bill and forehead.