Boatbilled heron

Description
This heron is a nocturnal feeder, breeding in mangrove swamps from Mexico through to Brazil and Peru. It is thought that the bill is used as a touch sensitive scoop to find fish and crustacea in dark and turbid water.
Accession Loan No.
B1792
Collection Class
Birds
Common Name
boatbilled heron
Simple Name
bird
Full Name
ARDEIDAE: Cochlearius cochlearius (Linnaeus): boatbilled heron
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Sanders, Ralph
Collection Country
Guyana
Collection Area Region
South America
Collection Continent
Latin America and the Caribbean
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Family
ARDEIDAE
Genus
Cochlearius
Species
cochlearius

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