Views 233 Unique 95
Vote 62
Award Shortlist   

Yellow Bittern

By Dusan
Hi all
Just dashed in quick to post an image.Will catch up with the voting tomorrow hopefully can find the time very busy with work these days.well thats enough of me hope you enjoy this one bit of info below for you. Enjoy
thanks for the comments on my last upload

The Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis) is a small bittern. It is of Old World origins, breeding in tropical Asia from Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka east to Japan and Indonesia. It is mainly resident, but some northern birds migrate short distances. It has been recorded as a vagrant in Alaska and there is a single record from Britain, from Radipole Lake, Dorset on November 23rd 1962 - however, the BOU have always considered this occurrence to be of uncertain provenance and currently it is not accepted onto the official British List.

This is a small species at 38cm length, with a short neck and longish bill. The male is uniformly dull yellow above and buff below. The head and neck are chestnut, with a black crown.
Immature on a Typha species in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

The female's crown, neck and breast are streaked brown, and the juvenile is like the female but heavily streaked brown below, and mottled with buff above.

Their breeding habitat is reedbeds. They nest on platforms of reeds in shrubs. 4-6 eggs are laid. They can be difficult to see, given their skulking lifestyle and reedbed habitat, but tend to fly fairly frequently, when the striking contrast between the black flight feathers and the other wise yellowish plumage makes them unmistakable.

Yellow Bitterns feed on insects, fish and amphibians.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: AlanWillis, CarolG, WindowonWildlife and 59 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes

Get 50% Off Affinity Photo Today!


CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
14 Jan 2010 5:40PM
A superb image, Dusan, wonderful light. Carol
14 Jan 2010 5:42PM
Top capture & comp with a brilliant write up !!
clicknimagine Plus
10 713 101 India
14 Jan 2010 6:01PM
beautiful light Dusan, terrific shot...
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
14 Jan 2010 6:01PM
Beautiful capture.............Sandy
14 Jan 2010 6:03PM
super image and great detail also fab write up.
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
14 Jan 2010 6:12PM
Very interesting write up and a great image. - gary
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2010 6:15PM
A really great image
I would say one of your best
And a big thanks for the interesting write up
colmar 13 42 35 Scotland
14 Jan 2010 6:32PM
A superb image the bg tones are excellent, and the capture is indeed one of your very best thanks for sharing it Colin
Suehh 13 39 6 England
14 Jan 2010 6:45PM
Super capture
Billyray 12 70 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2010 7:14PM
A cracking shot Dusan with an excellent write up.
14 Jan 2010 7:19PM
Excellent shot Dusan - Well done !

14 Jan 2010 7:31PM
great shot
User_Removed 11 80 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2010 7:44PM
Great capture
Jez22 12 4 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2010 7:46PM
Great Image Dusan,superb lighting.
Roly 13 Wales
14 Jan 2010 7:57PM
Good shot and write up .
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
14 Jan 2010 8:07PM
What an excellent shot and write-up Dusan.
Adderwatcher 11 60 19 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2010 8:30PM
Excellent info and a fantastic image too! Great capture Dusan.
Jekaro 11 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2010 9:11PM
A superb image, Dusan, very well captured and an interesting write up.
morpheus1955 13 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2010 9:14PM
Excellent shot very well captured.

11 10 10 England
14 Jan 2010 10:31PM
Thanks for all that info Dusan and also for the very good image.
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
14 Jan 2010 10:49PM
Enjoyed learning something of these birds and a very well captured image to match!

15 Jan 2010 5:48AM
Nice image and the presentation is very informative...Had u been to Kolkata?? I live very near to Kolkata..
accipiter 11 61 England
15 Jan 2010 6:06AM
Good image and very nice write up. Thanks. A
photophantom 12 108 3 Philippines
15 Jan 2010 8:30AM
world class image
sable 12 9 7 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2010 8:56AM
This is different and I like it very much - great shot - Elizabeth
konu 12 31 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2010 9:28AM
Very different lighting, gr8 effects
nice work
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2010 9:42AM
A great capture with a very interesting write up.
goso 14 2 1 Australia
15 Jan 2010 10:39AM
Very effective image Dusan...Bill
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2010 11:10AM
Excellent capture with an interesting and informative commentary.
PattiW 15 24 2 United States
15 Jan 2010 12:41PM
Splendidly captured. It shows wonderfully against that deep blue BG. Also I like the way the light hits the front of the bird. Very informative write up also. A good one for sure! God bless, Patti
agingrocker 11 28 1
15 Jan 2010 12:54PM
Lovely shot
15 Jan 2010 2:06PM
Lovely light & composition Dusan.
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
15 Jan 2010 5:58PM
Nice looking bird, well taken.
RTDS 12 Cyprus
15 Jan 2010 6:07PM
Awsome capture with great details.
Like the angle.
astyag 13 12
15 Jan 2010 8:34PM
Wow! that's different
Pegon 15 78 1 England
15 Jan 2010 9:38PM
A superb capture and an excellent write-up.
15 Jan 2010 10:28PM
Nice capture. Great work!
hary60 11 2 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2010 10:51PM
What a great capture
satee 11
16 Jan 2010 5:24AM
A superb capture.
16 Jan 2010 10:58AM
great shot
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
16 Jan 2010 4:08PM
Love the stretched neck.!!
Good shot.
18 Jan 2010 10:00AM
Ray42 12 3 England
18 Jan 2010 11:49AM
A excellent capture and write-up
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
23 Jan 2010 12:09PM
A cracking shot Dusan, great write up too,
Dave_Holdham 11 4 1 Wales
25 Jan 2010 6:29PM
Wonderful image, well captured and presented
jmu 11 Sri Lanka
26 Jan 2010 4:34PM
Simply superb! I have to come back to your gallery to catch up what I missed! Keep shooting my friend!
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2010 4:39PM
wonderful, superb capture and write up as is your whole pf

great work


Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.