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Boat billed heron

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Pelecaniformes
Scientific name  Cochlearius cochlearius
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Ardeidae
Higher classification  Cochlearius
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Genus  Cochlearius Brisson, 1760
Similar  Bird, Heron, Bare‑throated tiger heron, Rufescent tiger heron, Agami heron

Boat billed heron

The boat-billed heron (Cochlearius cochlearius), colloquially known as the boatbill, is an atypical member of the heron family, and was formerly thought to be in a monotypic family, Cochlearidae. It lives in mangrove swamps from Mexico south to Peru and Brazil. It is a nocturnal bird, and breeds semi-colonially in mangrove trees, laying 2–4 bluish white eggs in a twig nest.


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The boat-billed heron is about 54 cm long. The adult's crown, long crest and upper back are black. The face, throat and breast are white, and the lower underparts are rufous with black flanks. The wings and lower back are pale grey. The massive broad scoop-like bill, which gives rise to this species' name, is mainly black. Immature birds have mainly brown upperparts and brown-tinged whitish underparts, and lack the crest.


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This species feeds on fish, rodents, eggs, crustaceans, insects and amphibians. Its calls include a deep croak and a high-pitched pee-pee-pee.

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