Finfoots (Heliornithidae)

Sungrebe (Heliornis fulica) - HBW 3, p. 217

French: Grébifoulque d'Amérique German: Zwergbinsenralle Spanish: Avesol Americano
Other common names: American Finfoot

Taxonomy: Colymbus fulica Boddaert, 1783, Cayenne.
Suggested subdivision of family into two subfamilies places present species alone in Heliornithinae. DNA analysis suggests possible link between present species and Aramidae. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Mexico S through Central America and throughout most of N South America mainly E of the Andes, as far S as Bolivia and NE Argentina.