Large, white wading bird with black head, neck, and bill; black shows under wings in flight; to 1m (3.3ft) tall; wingspan to 1.5m (5ft). (Cigueñón).
Aquatic habitats in some lowland areas; found around streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, but mostoften in marshes, including saltwater marshes.
Found in the following Parks:
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional 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.