Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ixobrychus spp. at IRRI

A short gallery of the various Ixobrychus Bitterns that occur at IRRI.

After initially identifying this as juvenile Cinnamon Bittern I was this week corrected by Des Allen, who pointed out it was a classic female Schrenk's Bittern. Chocolate brown upperparts with large white spots, and creamy white underparts.

A female Cinnamon Bittern. Differing from the Schrenk's in having a buffier base colour to the throat, and the spots on the back edged buff.

Another Cinnamon Bittern, male

A male Cinnamon Bittern, looking magnificent

Yellow Bittern

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