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Three Yellow Bitterns in the reeds in the marsh along the east side of the perimeter road next to the Patancheru Tank. The heavy overcast conditions, and light sprinkles of rain this morning seem to have brought these normally shy birds out into the open, much like the normally crepuscular Ruddy-Breasted Crake (see below).

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Yellow Bittern - Photo (c) Chung Kiu, Ryan Cheng, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
milletman's ID: Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)
Posted by milletman about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Note: This species is seen on the ICRISAT-Patancheru campus nearly every rainy season, usually when the weather is wet (so few people are out observing them). The rainy season range of this species in South Asia appears to be substantially greater than indicated in the books, perhaps because the birds don't bother to read!

Posted by milletman about 3 years ago (Flag)
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I also have photos of this species from Manjira Reservoir, just to the northwest of Sangrareddy in Medak District, on NH9.

Posted by milletman about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Yellow Bittern - Photo (c) Chung Kiu, Ryan Cheng, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
john8's ID: Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)
Posted by john8 over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Yellow Bittern - Photo (c) Chung Kiu, Ryan Cheng, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
milletman's ID: Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)
Yellow Bittern - Photo (c) Chung Kiu, Ryan Cheng, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
Community ID: Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)
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