JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.


Boat-billed Heron Boat-billed Heron, Belize Belize,Birds,Boat-billed Heron,heron Click/tap to enlarge

Boat-billed Heron

Boat-billed Heron, Belize

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

The Boat-billed Heron - 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.

The Boatbilled Heron is about 54 cm long. The adult has a black crown, long crest and upper back. The face, throat and breast.. more

Similar species: Pelecaniformes
Species identified by DragonC
View Tony Rath's profile

By Tony Rath

All rights reserved
Uploaded Dec 14, 2011.