Birds of Costa Rica

    GRUIFORMES: Heliornithidae (Finfoots)  
Genus: Heliornis (1 species, 1 worldwide)

Sungrebe (Heliornis fulica)
Sarapiqui, Costa Rica  
Photograph by George Scott Photography   © All Rights Reserved.

Sungrebe (Heliornis fulica)
  Non-breeding colors.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A rarely seen bird related to African finfoots, and usually seen on the water and a in waterways with a lot of cover.

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