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Encyclopedia > Cochlearidae
Boatbill
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Cochlearidae
Genus: Cochlearius
Species: cochlearius
Binomial name
Cochlearius cochlearius
(Linnaeus, 1766)

The Boatbill, Cochlearius cochlearius, is an odd bird related to the herons. It derives its name from its broad scoop-like bill.


It lives in mangrove swamps from Peru and Brazil.


It is nocturnal, and nests in trees, laying 2-4 eggs.


The Boatbill makes up one of the families in the order Ciconiiformes, which also includes other wading bird groups:


Ciconiiformes

However, it is also often considered to be a heron in the family Ardeidae, rather than being given family status.






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Encyclopedia: Heron (1542 words)
Families Ardeidae Cochlearidae Balaenicipitidae Scopidae Ciconiidae Threskiornithidae Traditionally, the order Ciconiiformes has included a variety of large, long-legged wading birds with large bills: storks, herons, egrets, ibises, spoonbills, and several others.
The Ardeidae family of birds is the heron, egret and bittern family of wading birds.
ORDER CICONIIFORMES Families Ardeidae Cochlearidae Balaenicipitidae Scopidae Ciconiidae Threskiornithidae Traditionally, the order Ciconiiformes has included a variety of large, long-legged wading birds with large bills: storks, herons, egrets, ibises, spoonbills, and several others.
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