Rufescent tiger heron

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Rufescent tiger heron
Tigrisoma lineatum.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Tigrisoma
Species: T. lineatum
Binomial name
Tigrisoma lineatum
(Boddaert, 1783)

The rufescent tiger heron (Tigrisoma lineatum), also known as the soco-boi, is a species of heron in the Ardeidae family.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is swamps.

Illustration by Joseph Smit, 1898