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Sun Grebe

Heliornis fulica


Sungrebes are unique among birds in that males have "pouches", folds of skin under their wings in which they carry their young from hatching until the chicks are able to swim for themselves. This has led to them being called "Marsupial Birds"


Seen in Cano Negro river in Costa Rica.

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El Amparo, Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 4, 2018
Submitted on Dec 28, 2018

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