|Capped Heron Pilherodius pileatus
Brazilian name: garça-real
|Mato Grosso, Brazil
The Capped Heron is found in tropical South America mainly in the Orinoco and Amazon Basins. There is a distribution map at xeno-canto.
Its most distinctive features are its cobalt blue bill and black cap. It has powder grey wings and creamy buff on the neck and breast during the breeding season.
|It feeds on fish, insects and frogs which it captures using the techniques known as "Walking Slowly" or "Standing Still".|