The Sungrebe (Heliornis fulica) lives from central Mexico to west Ecuador, east Peru, Paraguay, and southeast Brazil. It prefers streams, rivers, and sloughs; mostly in wooded country. Its size is of 28 cm (11 cm) in height and 115 g in weight.
Its head and neck are broadly striped with black and white. Upperparts olive-brown, and below white. Tail blackish tipped with buffy-white. Bill flesh-to horn-color, and feet whitish. This bird eats insects, spiders, small frogs and lizards.