For More Information Books

del Hoyo, J., A. Elliott, and J. Sargatal, eds. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 3, Hoatzin to Auks. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, 1996.

Perrins, Christopher, ed. Firefly Encyclopedia of Birds. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2003.

Web sites:

"Eurypygidae (Sunbittern)." The Internet Bird Collection. http://www. (accessed on April 28, 2004).

"Family Eurypygidae (Sunbittern)." Animal Diversity Web. http:// Eurypygidae.html#Eurypygidae (accessed on April 28, 2004).

"Sun-bittern." Bird Families of the World, Cornell University. http://www. (accessed on April 28, 2004).

The sunbittern's defensive posture, rotating the wings forward, causes the sunbittern to appear to be a large and alarmingly colored bird. (© François Gohier/Photo Researchers, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)

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