Also called Chesnut-Belled Heron, this bird (Agamia agami) lives from South Mexico to Northwest Ecuador, North Bolivia and Brazil. Its natural habits are streams and swamps in humid forest. Adults are 71 cm (28 inches) in height and 550 g in weight.
It has a very long neck and bill. With head black, neck maroon, lower foreneck silver, belly chestnut and upperparts dark glossy green. Facial skin yellow-green, legs blackish, and blackish bill shading to grayish-green. It feeds on small fishes, frogs and lizards.