A terrible photo of a Sunbittern, which was one of our favorite birds of the morning on our 3rd day in Manu.
The third day began with a trip to a clay lick along the Alto Madre de Dios, where parrots come to scrape minerals off the river bank. That was cool, but I didn't get any photos because we were so far away from it (on a sanbar in the river).
Our second stop was at an overgrown oxbow lake, which we had to walk about a mile to get to. This beautiful Sunbittern was seen along the way there.
Single bird came onto path just in front of us and walked past, c1m away searching for food. Excellent views.
A captive zoo animal, but I thought this was neat enough to share. Sunbittern bringing a wet leaf to add to the edge of its nest, which was on the end of a branch sticking out into the water.
The bird then flew across the Rewa River, showing its spectacular sunburst of colour, sometimes likened to a 'Najavo rug'.
Rewa River upstream of Rewa Ecolodge, Rewa Village, north Rupununi, central Guyana, South America.