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Chiflón

Syrigma sibilatrix

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Multicolored heron, with a dark cap, pale neck and a pinkish bill with a black tip that contrasts with its blue eyerings. Often found in drier areas than other herons such as natural grasslands and agriculture areas, but also sometimes found in marshes. Unlike other herons, it is rather vocal; often uttering a distinctive metallic whistle.

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Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America