Scientific Name: Ixobrychus cinnamomeus Common Name: Cinnamon Bittern, Chestnut bittern
Identifying Features: reddish-brown body, short neck, buff from below, long dark bill
- The species can be difficult to see, given their skulking lifestyle and reed bed habitat, but tend to emerge at dusk. Cinnamon bitterns feed on insects, fish and amphibians.
- When surprised on its nest or concerned, it assumes the characteristic attitude of bitterns, termed the on-guard.
This image was clicked by Alan – via Flickr.
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