Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Yellow Bittern Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ixobrychus sinensis
Family : Ardeidae
Order : Pelecaniformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Yellow Bittern is a small, yellowish-brown heron with a dark crown (adult bird length approximately 38 cm, wing 13.2 cm, bill 5.4 cm, tarsus 4.7 cm, tail 4.5 cm). Its back and upper wing-coverts are yellowish-brown, It feeds on small fish, amphibians and aquatic invertebrates. It is more active at dawn and dusk. The yellow bittern is commonly found breeding in reed beds, where they construct nests on reed platforms nestled within shrubs. Typically, they lay a clutch of four to six eggs. Due to their elusive and secretive behavior in their reed bed habitat, spotting them can be challenging. However, they do take to the air fairly often, revealing their unmistakable appearance, characterized by a striking contrast between their black flight feathers and the rest of their yellowish plumage.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Sreekumar Chirukandoth(www.xeno-canto.org/Sreekumar Chirukandoth), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.