Sunbittern

Sunbitterns get their name from the sunburst of colours on the top of their wings. They are often seen on the ground, near water, eating invertebrates like insects, spiders, snails, crabs and earthworms. They also feed on minnows, tadpoles, frogs, toads and lizards. Sunbitterns often wash their prey, especially before feeding it to their young.

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