Created 28-Dec-13
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The Cocoi Heron is a large heron which can measure 95–127 cm (37–50 in) in length, stand up to 100–130 cm (39–51 in) in height and weigh 1.5–2.5 kg (3.3–5.5 lb). It is common and widespread throughout most of South America. This one was spotted in Laguna del Diario in Maldonado, Uruguay. In this sequence, you can see the position of the body nearly after take-off (with stretched neck), which changes into a curved position once it reaches a certain velocity.
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:Animalia, Ardea, Ardea Cocoi, Ardeidae, Aves, Chordata, Cocoi Heron, Fauna, Garza Mora, Laguna del Diario, Maldonado (departamento), Pelecaniformes, Punta del Este, Sokoireiger, South America, Uruguay