Friday, February 18, 2011

We managed to locate eleven species of heron during our visit, the majority of which were found in open areas of swamp and marsh. But one species was very different. The Agami Heron, a stunning species which gets a genus to itself, was found creeping along a shaded stream deep in Caribbean forest.

An Agami Heron at La Selva. This bird managed to catch two small fish in the ten minutes or so we watched it. The bill is even longer than it looks in this photo! Sadly the Agami loves dark banks under overhanging vegetation which makes photography very hard; this was taken at 1/60sec (c) Richard Brown

1 comment:

  1. Nice photo of a great find! A tough one to get at La Selva.