BOAT-BILLED HERON Cochlearius cochlearius

Although seemingly related to Nycticorax Night-Herons and superficially similar to Black-crowned, the bill of this species sets it apart, and they are not closely related. Found from Central to the northern half of South America, it is crepuscular and nocturnal, hence the poor photos.

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