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Yellow Bittern
Yellow Bittern - photograph © David Behrens

Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis) is a local breeding summer visitor in Haryana. This bird is found in the wetlands.

Identification: The upper-parts of this bird are yellowish-brown with paler underparts. The bill is yellow and legs are greenish-yellow. The male has a black cap and plain back while the female lacks the black cap and has buff stripes on underparts.

Order: CICONIIFORMES   Family: Ardeidae   Size: 38 cm   Food: Small fish, frogs and invertebrates

 
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