Cinnamon Bittern

Scientific Name: Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Common Name: Cinnamon Bittern, Chestnut bittern

Identifying Features: reddish-brown body, short neck, buff from below, long dark bill

Fun Facts:

  • 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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