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  • Exclusive to the area are the bare-throated tiger-heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum) and the continental subspecies of the yellow warbler (Dendroica petechia).

    Magdalena-Santa Marta mangroves 2008

  • Also a great variety of tropical marine birds including rufescent tiger-heron (Tigrisoma lineatum), wood stork (Mycteria americana), and horned screamer (Anhima cornuta) are just a few species present in this ecoregion, not to mention invertebrates such as shrimp, crabs and mollusks.

    Gulf of Guayaquil-Tumbes mangroves 2008


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  • Rooaarrr-squuaawwkk!

    December 10, 2008

  • Watch out! It has some nasty incisors. ;-)

    December 10, 2008

  • I know someone who had her nose broken by a plain old heron, I'd hate to see the damage one of these could do.

    December 11, 2008

  • Wow. I'll bet that's a good (if painful) tale.

    December 11, 2008

  • One of the hazards of working with injured wildlife.

    December 11, 2008

  • Indeed. Poor critters.

    December 11, 2008