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Sunbittern

Tropics·Bird

The sunbittern is named for the sun-like markings on its wings. When threatened, they spread their wings, showing off these sun-like eyespots to make themselves look bigger and scare away potential threats.

  • Conservation StatusLeast Concern
  • Life span15 years
  • Body size18 in.
  • Native habitat Forests and wetlands of southern Mexico, Central America, and the Amazon Basin
  • DietInsects, crustaceans, shellfish, fish, small amphibians and reptiles
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