FINFOOTS   -   HELIORNITHIDAE


Sungrebe - Heliornis fulica
Sungrebe
Heliornis fulica
Pixaim River, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Male, because of the white (not buff) cheeks. The Sungrebe is the only New World member of the Finfoots, called that because of their wide, lobed toes. One of the most unusual features is the black and yellow bands on the legs and feet, but this is only seldom seen in the field (see next photo). They're often shy, swimming or flying for cover at the first sign of any disturbance. (S8)


Sungrebe - Heliornis fulica
Sungrebe
Heliornis fulica
Pixaim River, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Male. (S8)


Sungrebe - Heliornis fulica
Sungrebe
Heliornis fulica
Caņo Negro, Alajuela province, Costa Rica.
Female. (S8)



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