Little Bittern
Ixobrychus minutus
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The nominate little bittern is a palearctic migrant, while race payesi may breed locally (see map). The distinguishing cream-coloured upper wing patch is seen in flight. The upper photo was taken at Lake Duluti (2008), courtesy of Martin Goodey; the right upper, in the Big Marsh (Ndutu, 1-07), courtesy of Paul Oliver. The left lower photo was taken at Lake Eyasi (10-10), courtesy of Chris Schmeling; the right lower bird, at Pembe Abwe (12-09). The female in flight was seen at the Bahari Saltworks (2-14), courtesy of Riaan Marais.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-16 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Paul Oliver, Chris Schmeling, Riaan Marais, Martin Goodey

Last Update this page: 02-19-14