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  Black Bittern (Ixobrychus flavicollis)





Black Bittern | Ixobrychus flavicollis photo
Black Bittern Ixobrychus flavicollis in Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Black Bittern | Ixobrychus flavicollis photo
Black Bittern

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Black Bittern | Ixobrychus flavicollis photo
Black Bittern in flight

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BLACK BITTERN FACTS

distribution map showing range of Ixobrychus flavicollis in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Ardeidae
Genus:Ixobrychus
Species:flavicollis
Common Name:Black Bittern

Relatives in same Genus
  Little Bittern (I. minutus)
  Yellow Bittern (I. sinensis)