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Sunbittern

Eurypyga helias

Description:

With its wings folded, the sunbittern easily blends with its forest habitat. However, this contrasts sharp;y with its appearance when its wings are outstretched. The wings are brightly colored in red, yellow, and black. Such coloration is used in courtship and to scare off predators.

Habitat:

Spotted in Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. Wooded habitat.

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1Sarah2
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1Sarah2

Tampa, Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 19, 2012
Submitted on Feb 22, 2012

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