04 November 2011

Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)

Bird: Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis
Loc: Selangor Malaysia
Time: Oct 2011

The Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis) is a smallbittern. It is mainly resident.

This is a small species at 38 cm length, with a short neck and longish bill.

Their breeding habitat is reedbeds. They nest on platforms of reeds in shrubs. 4-6 eggs are laid. 

The female's crown, neck and breast are streaked brown, and the juvenile is like the female but heavily streaked brown below, and mottled with buff above.

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