Yellow Bittern

Ixobrychus sinensis

Order

PELECANIFORMES

Family

Bitterns, Herons and Egrets (Ardeidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

IXOSIN

ITIS

HEAD

Yellow Bittern Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Yellow
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Rufous
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Rufous or Rust.
  • Throat Color: Buff
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Yellow Bittern Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 28-38 cm (11-15 in)
  • Weight: 91-105 g (3.2-3.7 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: Buff
  • Upperparts: Rufous or Rust
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Yellow Bittern Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Flight is slow and clumsy; legs dangling.
  • Wingspan Range: 44-53 cm (17.5-21 in)
  • Wing Shape: Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Rufous or Rust to brown.
  • Under Tail: Buff
  • Leg Color: Tan to pale yellow.
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