This bird needs no introduction: the Cocoi Heron.
A resident of the Kabalebo river, one that surely will not disappoint you during a boat trip. The Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi) is one of the most frequently seen bird on the river next to the kingfishers, swallows and the Green Ibises.
Cocoi Herons are solitary and terrestrial birds. I haven't seen 2 Cocoi Herons together or nearby each other during any of the boat trips I took. They are also known as White-necked Herons. Locally they are known as 'Kumawari' and in Dutch ' Zilver reiger'.
Cocoi Herons live from small fishes, crabs or invertebrates, caught near the river. When standing still on a branch, log or on a boat, they look like these slender dull looking bird, but the moment they fly away, they turn into this elegant bird.
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