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Bare-throated tiger heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Tigrisoma
Swainson, 1827

Tigrisoma is a genus of heron in the family Ardeidae. Established by William John Swainson in 1827, it contains the following species:[1]

The name Tigrisoma is a combination of two Greek words: tigris, meaning "tiger" and somā, meaning "body". Beautiful in flight, great markings on the feathers. Nest that mostly resembles jumble pile of twigs with openings large enough to allow eggs to fall through. Calls sounds like sick cow. A contrast in elegance and coarseness. [2]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Tigrisoma". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 386. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.