Sungrebe Heliornis fulica

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Vocalizations include a advertising call, which is transcribed as "eeyooo, eeyoo, eeyoo-eeyaaa, eeyaa" (Alvarez del Toro 1971) or " 'coo coo COO-AH' or 'cuAH cuAH cuAH' " (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2007). Another vocalization is a "raspy 'coooah' " (Lane in Schulenberg et al. 2007). During courtship, "both birds give a soft cluck sound" (Alvarez del Toro 1971).

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

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.