Medium-sized blue-gray heron with purplish or brownish red head and neck and grayish bill; legs vary in color but often grayish or black; immatures are white withdark tipped grayish bill, lighter colored legs; to 66cm (26in); wingspan to 1m (3.3ft). (Garceta Azul).
Aquatic habitats over Caribbean and Pacific lowlands; found in coastal areas and in or near ponds, rivers, marshes, and mangroves.
Found in the following Parks:
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books
The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.