Ixobrychus sinensis

Species: Ixobrychus sinensis

English Name: Yellow Bittern

Chinese Name: 黃葦鳽

Family: Ardeidae


This small bittern has 30-40 cm length. The male has a black cap while the female has a brownish one. The species can be identified in flight by a black flying feathers and tail, that contrast with the rest of the body. It occurs in Macau as a summer visitor.

by: Blake Matheson

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– Department of Gardens and Green Areas, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region, South China Institute for Endangered Animals. (2010). Birds of Macao. Macao, SAR: Author.