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Sungrebe

Heliornis fulica

Description:

The Sungrebe or American Finfoot (Heliornis fulica) is a bird which breeds in tropical Central and South America from southern Mexico to northeast Argentina and southern Brazil.

Habitat:

Seen swimmoing along the edge of the waterways in Tortuguero. Sungerbes are tropical birds of swamps and marshes.


1 Species ID Suggestions

Sun Grebe
Heliornis fulica


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3 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Malcom for your input...

Liam
Liam 5 years ago

I agree with Lenny, Sungrebe: http://www.birdforum.net/opus/Sungrebe

Similar to a female Masked Duck but the bill shape looks wrong. You could also check Grebes and Divers (Loons). Our young Great Crested Grebe has similar head pattern, here is one of mine http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/860...

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Costa Rica

Lat: 10.54, Long: -83.50

Spotted on Oct 19, 2013
Submitted on Nov 19, 2013

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