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.
The Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) is a bittern-like bird of tropical regions of the Americas, and the sole member of the family Eurypygidae (sometimes spelled Eurypigidae) and genus Eurypyga. It ranges from Mexico to southern Peru, showing three extant subspecies. The Subbittern show both morphological and molecular similarities with the Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus) of New Caledonia, indicating an gondwanic origin, being both placed in the clade Eurypygiformes.