Wearing A Bad Toupee

Boat-billed heron (photo by Charlie Hickey)

Here's a bird you don't see every day ... unless you visit the National Aviary where they live in the Wetlands Room.

The boat-billed heron (Cochlearius cochlearius) is a strange-looking bird from the mangrove swamps of Central and South America.  Not only does he have an unusually fat bill but his head feathers resemble dark hair.

Charlie Hickey took this photo in Costa Rica and noticed immediately that the bird looks like he's wearing a bad toupee.  Click here to read whose toupee Charlie's reminded of.


(photo by Charlie Hickey)

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