A small heron species endemic to the Galapagos Islands. With its dark coloration, the bird is perfectly adapted to the lava landscapes of the Galapagos where it can often be difficult to spot by predators. They are unique in that they live in solitary pairs within mangrove ecosystems or lava rocks.
* Impressive hunters, with the ability to catch 2-3 crabs per minute. * Lava Herons are monogamous for the breeding season and display elaborate courtship displays.