Definition of sungrebe in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌnɡriːb/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A grebe-like tropical American waterbird of the finfoot family, with a striped head and black-spotted yellow feet.
  • Heliornis fulica, family Heliornithidae. Alternative name: American finfoot.
Example sentences
  • There are trumpeters, cariamas, and the limpkin in South America; sungrebes in South America, Africa, and southeastern Asia; and mesites on Madagascar.
  • This family consists of three species, two types of finfoot and the sungrebe of tropical America.
  • The sungrebe is a New World species found in parts of Mexico and through most of Central and South America.

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