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Boat-Billed Heron

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The Boat-Billed Heron can be found in parts of South America, and is commonly known as the Boatbill. These birds are fairly strange looking, as you can tell from the picture.
  Boat-billed Heron in Tree
 
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Description

Latin Name: Cochlearius cochlearius Conservation Status: Least Concern
Distribution: Mexico, Peru, Brazil Estimated Length: 55 cm
Estimated Weight: 34 g  
 

While being coloured in soft tones, the Boat-Billed Heron is multi-coloured. They have grey wings and lower back. Their crown, crest, upper backs and large, broad bills are black, while their face, breast and neck are white.

The Boat-Billed Heron will swoop down to the water, catching fish and other aquatic life, and insects in thier bill.

 

Classification

- Kingdom: Animalia
 - Phylum: Chordata
  - Class: Aves
   - Order: Ciconiiformes
    - Family: Ardeidae
     - Genus: Cochlearius
      - Species: C. cochlearius
 

         
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