$Guara alba Stejneger,1885,Standard Natural History,4,p.9.
coastal swamps,mangroves,tidewater rivers
"Season variable,especially along coast,but mainly during rains;laying Apr-Aug in Surinam;in llanos,apparently more dependent on local water conditions,breeding only after extensive rains..." (HBW,1,p
Generally resident but with some local movement: e.g.appear year round in some localities in Venezuela (e.g. Chichiriviche), but numbers variable, with highest numbers in September-October. In llanos some move to higher gorund on western perimeter of llanos during rainy season.