Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias)
Order: Eurypygiformes | Family: Eurypygidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Loc. Pantanal, Brazil
Loc. Amazonia, Brazil
Loc. Pasco, Peru
Loc. Satipo, Peru
Status: The Sunbittern favor the edges of just about any body of water. Uncommon in Amazonia where it is known to range to elevations up to 1600 m along the foothills of the eastern Andes.
Name in Spanish: Tanrilla or Tigana.
Sub-species: Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias meridionalis) Berlepsch & Stolzmann 1902 – SC Peru (Junín and Cuzco).
Eurypyga helias helias, Pallas 1781, Amazonia.
Meaning of Name: Eurypyga: Gr. Eurus= broad, wide; pyga= puge, the rump. Refers to the broad tail of the Sunbittern. helias=Gr. Solar, of the sun.