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