Order: Gruiformes | Family: Heliornithidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Southeast Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Northeast Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Southeast Peru
Status: The Sungrebe is uncommon in the Amazonian lowlands. Nearly always on water or perched above it. It favors water edges with overhanging vegetation of lakes and slow-flowing creeks and rivers. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Ave de Sol o Yacu Patito
Sub-species: Sungrebe (Heliornis fulica) Boddaert 1783.
Meaning of Name: Heliornis: Gr. helios = the sun. ornis: bird. fulica: L. refers to the lobed coot-like toes of a Sungrebe.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo), The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 7/09/2014.