Capped heron

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Capped heron
Pilherodius pileatus -near pond-6.JPG
Standing near a pond
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Pilherodius
L. Reichenbach, 1853
Species: P. pileatus
Binomial name
Pilherodius pileatus
(Boddaert, 1783)

The capped heron (Pilherodius pileatus) is a species of heron in the Ardeidae family. It is in the monotypic genus Pilherodius.[citation needed] It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are rivers, swamps, and freshwater lakes.


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