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Boat-billed Heron

Cochlearius cochlearius


Medium sized heron with a distinctive broad bill. Gray back and wing with a brown throat and neck and a black cap of long feathers on it's head. Was in a group of maybe 10-15 birds.


Mangroves next to the road to the beach Playa Cuajiniquil.


Larger images can be seen on the Flickr page listed in my profile.

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SG in CR
SG in CR 7 years ago

James, Leuba, thanks for taking a look and leaving your comments.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Going from pic 1 to 2 I got a shock - what a bill ! Best to see him in profile only....beautiful plumage.

Great spotting and photos Sigg. Thanks for sharing this.

James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago

Awesome shot

SG in CR
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Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Aug 11, 2014
Submitted on Sep 16, 2014

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