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  Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
  Family Name : Ardeidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Bird)

  Common Names : Cinnamon Bittern, Chestnut Bittern

Cinnamon Bittern,Chestnut Bittern
  • Description
    • Description :
      Rufous plumage and yellowish legs. In flight, appears uniformly dark rufous. In male, upperparts rufous and underparts paler. In female, upperparts browner with buffy spots and underparts paler with dark brown streaks. The juvenile's upperparts are duller and darker than the female, dense buff speckles on upperparts and upperwing coverts, with darker streaks below and slightly duller and darker wings. 
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Nests all year round, in a sturdy platform in canopies, tall grass or bushes. Clutches contain 3-5 white or blue-tinged eggs. 
      Habitats :
      Freshwater, Mangroves, Grassland, Pond
      Nature Reserves :
      Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
      Parks & Gardens :
      West Coast Park
      Nature Areas :
      Pulau Semakau, Pulau Tekong, Pulau Ubin
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Conservation Status :
  • References
    • Lim, K.S. & Gardner, D. 1997. Birds: An illustrated field guide to the birds of Singapore. Singapore: Sun Tree Publishing Limited. 226pp 
      Robson, C. 2000. A Field Guide to the Birds of Southeast-Asia. United Kingdom: New Holland Publishers. 544pp 
      Wang, L.K. & Hails, C.J. 2007. An annotated checklist of the birds of Singapore. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement no. 15. 179pp 

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