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Sunbittern

(Eurypyga helias)

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Identification:

Chicken-sized bird with long, thin bill, slender neck, black head with white stripes; body intricately patterned in brown, black, white, and yellow; 48 cm (19 in). (Garza del Sol, Pájaro Sol).

Habitat:

Low and middle elevations, Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes; found in larger streams and rivers, forest streams and swamps.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias), Costa Rica