An amazing nocturnal heron with very broad heavy bill that can be seen during the day roosting in trees above water in gallery forests of the Orinoco & Amazon regions in Colombia. Also present in northwestern Chocó, Caribbean and northern section of the Magdalena Valley below 800m.

Feeds on fish, insects and a variety of small creatures in wetlands.

This image was taken at Las Mercedes farm in the municipality of Arauca (Arauca).