Amphibians, fish, insects and crustaceans.
This bird has a long, heavy, hooked bill and a backward pointing crest. In flight it holds its neck slightly curved back. It is active at dusk.
The females lay 3-6 eggs which are incubated for 30 days. Both parents care for the young.
- Latin Name: Scopus umbretta
- Class: Birds
- Order: Ciconiiformes
- Family: Scopidae
- Conservation status: Least Concern
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