What is agami?

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What is agami?

Agami is a bird of the heron family, which is representative of the only species Agamia (genus).

This family is distributed in Central America (in the southern part), in Brazil and Peru.

Appearance Agami

Its appearance agami bird looks like a trumpeter. The muscular system of the paws of a bird of this family is well developed, since they can quickly cover long distances in a short time.

The plumage of agami is predominantly black, but the neck and belly may be chestnut in color, the wings green. A distinctive feature is the long white line on the neck. The tail and legs are rather short compared to the long tubular beak.

Agami is a very beautiful bird, but it is rather difficult to notice it in wildlife, as it prefers to hide in the shade of trees.


Birds of the genus Agami dwell near open marshy reservoirs, being located in flocks of up to 100 nests. Night and day the birds guard their nests, which are at a level of 9 meters from the ground.Basically, each female incubates 2 eggs.

The main trade is fishing and small inhabitants of reservoirs (toads, reptiles), while they rarely go out into open reservoirs. During the hunt, they can stand for a long time, watching the prey. They can also eat shoots of plants, seeds and berries.

That's what agami is.