Thursday, April 29, 2010

Capped Heron

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Pilherodius pileatus (Whoa Latin!) is the lovely inspiration for my logo. What a happy bird! Anyway, finding vast resources of information about the dapper little dude was actually pretty difficult, even the Wikipedia article is a stub!

But here is what I have learned: In German, it is called the Kappenreiher, and in Spanish it is the Garza Capriotada, but I like the German name better. (Both names basically translate to capped or hooded heron anyway).They live in South and Central America, feasting on insects, fish, small mammals and other little beasties. They also make "whoop whoop woo" sounds, and fly by beating their wings never above horizontal! And now you know!
Image from Mongabay.com

1 comment:

  1. Oh when will the herons learn to fly?! Be a real bird and fly high! Nope, they are just going to flap to the next body of water and wade around. Whoop whoop...

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