Capped Heron (Pilherodius pileatus) - HBW 1, p. 405
French: Bihoreau blanc
Spanish: Garza Capirotada
Taxonomy: Ardea pileata Boddaert, 1783, Cayenne.
Has been placed with night herons and even included in Nycticorax, but is not nocturnal feeder, lacks distinct juvenile plumage and morphologically closer to day herons. Monotypic.
Distribution: Basins of Amazon and Orinoco; from E Panama, E through Guianas to E Brazil, and S through E Ecuador to S Bolivia and Paraguay.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 20 videos
An adult bird in fishing activity, catching aquatic insects Locality Curicaca Wildlife Refuge, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Alex García · Videoaves 31 March 2006 5 years ago 40 sec 4.8
A single individual well exposed (Common behavior at the onset of the rainy season) along a channel of Laguna Barretera, Hato El Locality Hato El Cedral, Apure State, Venezuela
DAVID ASCANIO 9 April 2010 2 years ago 32 sec 4.4
A dorsal view of an adult individual on a trunk, flying down to the ground and several views of the bird standing Locality Curicaca Wildlife Refuge, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Alex García · Videoaves 31 March 2006 5 years ago 29 sec 4.4
A bird with a fish just hunted, and flying away Locality Hato Piñero, Cojedes State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
DAVID ASCANIO 31 December 2003 4 years ago 5 sec 4.3
A bird on the ground Locality Pousada Aguapé, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 January 2005 5 years ago 5 sec 3.8
bird on a branch Locality Sierra de Lema, Canaima National Park, Bolívar State, Venezuela
Keith and Lynn Youngs 22 November 2008 11 weeks ago 15 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 20 photos
Locality Peruíbe, São Paulo State, Brazil
Lindolfo Souto 15 September 2012 28 weeks ago 4.3
Bird near the banks of Alto Rio Madre de Dios
Locality Manu Learning Centre, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios Department, Peru
hawk 22 August 2010 11 weeks ago 3.8
Looking for lunch.
Locality Summit Ponds, Panama Province, Panama
Pecky 8 November 2011 1 year ago 3.8
Locality Madidi National Park, Beni Department, Bolivia
Marc FASOL 3 September 2011 23 weeks ago 3.8
An adult bird on a wetland.
Locality Loreto, Beni Department, Bolivia (Monotypic species)
Joe Tobias 27 September 2005 1 year ago 3.7
Locality Napo Wildlife Center, Orellana Province, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 16 June 2011 1 year ago 3.7
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