Dwarf Bittern
Ixobrychus sturmii
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The bird in flight was seen at TPC-Moshi (8-18), courtesy of Christine Baissac. The left 2nd row immature was seen at the Singida Lodge waterhole (6-09), courtesy of Paul Oliver; the right upper immature, at Shambarai swamp (7-13). The left 4th row adult was also at Shamabarai (7-13). All the other photos were taken in Tarangire near the Tarangire Safari Lodge (5-08). The adult dwarf bittern in the foreground of the left 3rd row photo caught a tadpole, barely visible in its beak (right 3rd row), shook it, then fed it to the subadult in the background of the left 3rd row photo. Click the photo above to see eight enlargements.
 

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Mike Graham, Paul Oliver, Gary Douglas

Last Update this page: 11-07-18