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Little Bittern

Ixobrychus minutus


Resident in kashmir and baluchistan, widely recorded elsewhere in India and Pakistan ID Buffish wing-coverts contrast with dark flight feathers in all plumages.Male has black crown and mantle/scapulars and buff neck.Female has brown mantle/scapulars with pale edgings,and streaked underparts.


Thick waterside vegetation.

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Karnataka, India

Spotted on Oct 22, 2012
Submitted on Sep 14, 2013

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