The Sunbittern: A bird with moth-patterned Wings II

Sunbittern (Eurpyga helias). La Mina, Turrialba, Costa Rica. March.

Sunbittern (Eurpyga helias). La Mina, Turrialba, Costa Rica. March.

This heron-shaped bird blended in well and was sometimes quite hard to spot as it foraged alone in the pools along a stream in La Mina, Costa Rica. Then suddenly, during a brief leg and wing stretch, the magnificent moth-like pattern of the wings electrified the stream bank.

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