The root classification of Herons now includes Herons, Ibis, and Pelicans.
Agami Heron (Agamia agami) |
Tirimbina, Costa Rica
An uncommon heron found along streams inside tropical forests.
Striated Heron (Butorides striata) |
Botanical Gardens, Quito, Ecuador
A small heron closely related to the North American Green Heron.
Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus) |
Otún Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia
An ibis with the widest distribution in tropical America.
Buff-necked Ibis (Theristicus caudatus) |
Las Unamas Natural Reserve, San Martin, Meta, Colombia
An ibis of the 'llanos', the flooded lowlands.
Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) |
Green Cay Nature Center, Delray Beach, Florida, USA
This young bird is a paler pink than the adult.