Yellow Bittern

Latin Name: 
Ixobrychus sinensis

A small heron very similar to the Little but with a beige-brown back, black flight feathers, tail and crown that act as a contrast to the buff body. Rear neck is darker, and foreneck whiter with faint streaking. Female and immature have more rufous coloured streaking.

Inhabits reedbeds and wet scrub near a rivers and jheels and wet paddy. Solitary but breeding densities can be quite high. Usually seen in feeding flights.
Rather local breeding resident mainly in the Northeast, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and IndoGangetic Plains. Mainly monsoon breeding visitor to the Northwest.
Call Description: 
Rarely a sharp kark. Male’s breeding call is a quiet uu…uu.
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