Sunbittern
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
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Genus:Eurypyga
Species:helias

Another relative of cranes and rails, this Central and South American forest bird is not related to true bitterns, which are herons. When alarmed, it spreads its brilliantly colored wings, completely transforming its appearance. It was first bred in captivity more than 140 years ago, at the London Zoo, and has bred in many places since, including the DWA.