Boat-billed Heron

Cochlearius cochlearius

Roosting in the trees during the day, the boat-billed heron comes down at dusk to hunt.  Standing still in shallow water, the heron waits for small aquatic creatures to pass by and scoops them up with its wide bill.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Wings of the World
lengthLength: Up to 1.7 ft
weightWeight: Up to 1.3 lbs
habitatHabitat: Wetlands
dietDiet: Fish, frogs, shrimp, and insects