17 - 20 inches long
Dog food, meal worms, capelin, mice and feline chow
Status: Least Concern
Found in the tropical and sub-tropical wooded banks of streams from southern Mexico south through Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama to western Ecuador, Venezuela, Suriname, and the Guianas, then south to Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia
To display threats, sunbitterns spread their wings to reveal an orange chestnut, which resembles a setting sun or enormous eyes.