An Introduction to the Birds of Tropical America

    Herons and allies    

The root classification of Herons now includes Herons, Ibis, and Pelicans.

Agami Heron
Agami Heron (Agamia agami)
Tirimbina, Costa Rica
An uncommon heron found along streams inside tropical forests.

Striated Heron
Striated Heron (Butorides striata)
Botanical Gardens, Quito, Ecuador
A small heron closely related to the North American Green Heron.

Bare-faced Ibis
Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus)
OtĂșn Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia
An ibis with the widest distribution in tropical America.

Buff-necked Ibis
Buff-necked Ibis (Theristicus caudatus)
Las Unamas Natural Reserve, San Martin, Meta, Colombia
An ibis of the 'llanos', the flooded lowlands.

Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)
Green Cay Nature Center, Delray Beach, Florida, USA
This young bird is a paler pink than the adult.

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