Order Eurypygiformes

Family Eurypygidae

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  • Medium-sized heron-like birds, with long bill and neck and beautifully patterned plumage.
  • Central and South America.
  • Humid tropical and lower subtropical forest, near water.
  • 43-48 cm.
  • 1 genus, 1 species, 3 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Thomas, B.T. & Bonan, A. (2019). Sunbittern (Eurypygidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52232 on 14 December 2019).