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Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus   - Plumage detail
Cinnamon Bittern
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Wetlands & padi fields, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 3 December 2019
English synonyms:Chestnut Bittern, Cinnamon Least Bittern
Bird Family :Ardeidae - Egrets, Herons & Bitterns
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Image show that when the bird has the neck stretched out (‘elongated position’), dark feather between the neck and body can be seen. This is not seen well when in crouched (‘squat-position’). HBW (2019) says “tuft of loose black and dark brown feathers at base of neck”. The IUCN-SCC Heron Specialist Group states “a tuft of loose black and dark brown feathers on the side of and at the base of the neck is expansible for display”. Image of a male
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic.
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