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Barcode data: Ardea cocoi
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ardea cocoi
Public Records: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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The cocoi heron (Ardea cocoi) is a species of heron in the Ardeidae family. It is common and widespread throughout most of South America including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela. It is a non-breeding visitor to Trinidad and Tobago and a vagrant to the Falkland Islands and Tristan da Cunha. Its natural habitats are rivers, swamps, and freshwater lakes.
It is a large heron which can measure 95–127 cm (37–50 in) in length, stand up to 100–130 cm (39–51 in) in height and weigh 1.5–2.5 kg (3.3–5.5 lb).
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