Boat-Bill Heron

Boat-billed Heron 

Cochlearius cochlearius 

  • RANGE: Boat-billed heron are found throughout North, Central, and South America from Mexico to Brazil.
  • HABITAT: They are found in mangroves, marshes, and tropical rainforests. 
  • DIET: Their diet is made up of insects, shrimp, fish, crustaceans, small mammals, and amphibians. 
  • SIZE: Boat-billed heron are about 20 inches from head to tip of tail and have a wingspan of 30 inches. 
  • LOCATION IN ZOO: Tropical Rainforest 
  • CONSERVATION STATUS: Boat-billed heron are classified as Least Concern.