Photo Library >> Costa Rica - Model for Linking T ... >> Boat-billed Heron (Cochleari ...

Boat-billed Heron (Cochlearius cochlearius), Nationalpark Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Boat-billed Heron (Cochlearius cochlearius), Nationalpark Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Size Pixels Download
small 800 x 609 Download
original 1638 x 1248 Download
Uploaded 24 Jan 2012 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2012 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Boat-billed Heron is an atypical member of the heron family. 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. 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. This species feeds on fish, mice, water snakes, eggs, c ...
Downloads: 158     Rating: 3
  • Linking Tourism & Conservation, Nationalpark Tortuguero, Costa Rica
  • Helicornia, Costa Rica
  • Linking Tourism & Conservation, Nationalpark Tortuguero, Costa Rica
  • Linking Tourism & Conservation, Nationalpark Tortuguero, Costa Rica
  • Linking Tourism & Conservation, Nationalpark Tortuguero, Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica, Linking Tourism & Conservation,
  • National Park Tortuguero, Costa Rica
  • Red-winged Grasshopper (Arphia pseudonietana), Nationalpark Tortuguero, Costa Rica 08