Birds of Colombia

    EURYPYGIFORMES: Eurypygidae (Sunbittern)  
Genus: Eurypyga (1 species, 1 worldwide)



Sunbittern
Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias major)
Sarapiqui, Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by George Scott Photography   © All Rights Reserved.

A heron-like bird only closely related to the [Kagu], an obscure bird from an island near Australia. The Sunbittern is secretive but not near as difficult to see as most rails and crakes.
Displaying.


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