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Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Cinnamon Bitterns are very rarely seen, but always heard easily when we stray close enough. Most of the times, they behave as if they are in stealth mode, hunting solely for food in the Ghorajan river weeds, or small reedbeds under the Bamboo plants. Mostly seen at the around dusk, these are generally silent, with occasional kok-kok sounds.See this checklist for other species found in our campus.
1. Cinnamon color giving the bird its name.
2. Slight brownish crown for females
3. Brown streaks for females on the back and neck, while male has uniform color.
4. Typical bittern body structure and posture
5. Kok-kok sounds will certainly help you a lot.
Could get just one picture before it got alert and flew to a nearby hideout. This was just moments before it assumed the alert position with neck stretched out and beak pointing to sky.
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