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Yellow Bittern


Yellow Bittern
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED +TC20EII, Nikon 77mm Neutral Color
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-01 9:16
Viewed: 3604
Points: 2
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Yellow Bittern
Ixobrychus sinensis

Main features: Smallest in our region (38cm); upper-parts yellowish-brown; underparts paler; bill yellow; legs greenish-yellow.

Male: Black cap and plain back.

Female: Buffy stripes on underparts and back; no black cap.

Juvenile: Underparts whitish with dark streaks above and below.

Call: Described as a chattering kerek-kerek; short kakak-kakak when taking off.

In flight: Cigar-shaped body outline; blackish flight feathers, buffy wing coverts; brown back; tail tip black.

Similar bird: Cinnamon Bittern (I. cinnamomeus) lacks black cap and Yellow Bittern's wing pattern in flight.

Status in Singapore: Common resident and winter visitor throughout the island including Ubin and Sentosa.

World distribution: Resident throughout East Asia from China, India, Southeast Asia to New Guinea and Micronesia. Visitor to Borneo.

Classification: Family Ardeidae. World 65 species, Singapore 17 species. Subfamily Botaurinae.


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-04-01 14:15]

Hi Ang
this is very nice yelleow bittern
very good sharp
well done.

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