French: Onoré agami German: Speerreiher Spanish: Garza agamí
J. F. Gmelin, 1789,
E Mexico through Central America and N South America to NE Ecuador, E Bolivia and N & C Brazil.
60–76 cm; 475–580 g. Unmistakable, with bluish-black face and crown, long pale blue crest feathers, white chin, very long snake-like neck, chestnut with central... read more
Generally silent although several calls described, including a characteristic, low-pitched,... read more
Swampy edges of lakes and margins of streams amid tropical forest, more rarely in dry forest; also... read more
Food and feeding
Diet is little known. Mainly fish, including cichlids (Aequidens) and in Peru characins (Triportheus, Astyanax... read more
Little known. Season apparently related to rains: in Costa Rica, nest building at end of Jun; in Venezuela, downy chicks at end of Jul (... read more
Until recently no direct evidence of migration. Occasional records from areas outside known... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Status very hard to determine, as inhabits dense riparian vegetation, rarely venturing into open areas and is difficult to see. Few data from much of range, but... read more
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