Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: Boat-billed Heron

Boat-billed Heron Cochlearius cochlearius

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): Southern Boat-billed Heron, Northern Boat-billed Heron
Old scientific name(s): Cochlearius cochlearia


Paulo Verde National Park, Guanacaste, Costa Rica - Jan 4, 2003 © Nick Kontonicolas  Costa Rica - Jan, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Corcovado National Park, Puntarenas, Costa Rica - 2004 © R. Hays Cummins  near Cartago, Costa Rica - Jun, 2003 © Lou Hegedus  Paraguay River, Mato Grosso, Brazil - Jun, 2006 © Lou Hegedus 
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C. Central America to se. South America;
(1) Pacific slope of nc. Mexico from Sinaloa to Guerrero.
(2) W. Mexico (Chiapas), Guatemala, El Salvador, w. Honduras and Nicaragua (?).
(3) Caribbean slope from Tamaulipas, Cuidad Victoria to the Yucatan), Belize (Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary) and n. Guatemala.
(4) Costa Rica and Panama, w. Colombia.
(5) Ex. e. Panama (Darien), n. and s. Colombia, n. Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana, w. and e. Ecuador, e. Peru, n. and e. Bolivia, Amazonian, e. and se. Brazil (s. to Goias, Bahia (Carinhanha), Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo), e. Paraguay, n. Argentina (Formosa, Misiones s. to Entre Rios).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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