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Agami reigers met satellietzenders in Frans Guyana
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Agami herons followed with satellite transmitters in French Guiana

The expedition team on the floating research platform in the Kaw marshes
Agami heron with transmitter about to be released

The Agami heron Agamia agami is a beautiful elegant South American heron species. Little is known about its whereabouts and behaviour. The species is distribution over a large area but large colonies were unknown until recently one of 2,000 pairs was discovered in French Guiana. The herons breed in the vast Kaw marshes. These are large floodplains with restricted access. It is unknown where the herons feed during the breeding period and where they go after breeding. The habitat availability might be endangered as many waterways are exploited by legal and illegal mining operations, which work both in the flood plain and in the minor river beds.

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