Sungrebe Heliornis fulica

  • Order: Gruiformes
  • Family: Heliornithidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Miles K. Luo

Diet and Foraging


Little information. Haverschmidt (1968) reported snails in the diet (juveniles of Pomacea dolioides; Gastropoda, Mollusca) and a variety of insects: Hemiptera Heteroptera; Hemiptera Homoptera; Diptera (Brachycera); Coleoptera (Cuculionidae); and Odonata (Libellulidae: Erythemis sp.). Also eats spiders, small frogs and lizards (Stiles and Skutch 1989) and small crabs (Sick 1993).

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Luo, M. K. (2010). Sungrebe (Heliornis fulica), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.