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sun bittern

n.
A bitternlike bird (Eurypyga helias) of tropical Central and South America, having mottled brownish plumage and often spreading its wings and tail in a showy display.

sun bittern

n
(Animals) a cranelike bird, Eurypyga helias, of tropical American forests, having a greyish plumage with orange and brown wings: family Eurypygidae, order Gruiformes (cranes, rails, etc)

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n.
a graceful Neotropical wading bird, Eurypyga helias, related to the cranes and rails, having variegated plumage that produces a sunburst effect when spread in display.
[1865–70]
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Canterbury Lace is a great-granddaughter of blue hen Sunbittern and so related to celebrities such as Dubawi, High-Rise and In The Wings.
Its nearest living relative is the sunbittern of the New World tropics, although it appears closer kin to extinct New Zealand birds.
Charlotte O Fraise won the Group 3 Prix du Calvados and is a half-sister to Coventry Stakes third Luck Money, from the outstanding Sunbittern empire that has produced Dubawi, High-Rise, In The Wings and Virginia Waters.
What a stallion prospect Learn or this colt would be if they hit the heights on the track; Kentucky Warbler is a great-granddaughter of blue hen Sunbittern, ancestress of Dubawi, In The Wings and Virginia Waters.
Chachamaidee, who hails from the Sunbittern clan of Virginia Waters, High-Rise and Dubawi, is one such example, as is Sent From Heaven, Steinbeck and the Listed-placed Walkingonthemoon from a group of 11 horses bred on the cross aged two and above.
When Hirschfeld purchased her, Canterbury Lace was an unraced juvenile daughter of Legend Maker, herself a granddaughter of the superb tap-root mare Sunbittern.
Ballybin Stud 648 b Dubawi-Stage Manner (In The Wings) Tom Beary bred this colt, who is inbred to the influential mare Sunbittern.
Lucky Legs is a daughter of Danehill Dancer from one of the strongest damlines in the stud book, that of Sunbittern.