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Eurypyga helias


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.


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

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Tampa, Florida, USA

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

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