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(Ixobrychus sinensis) 黄苇鳽
Size: 38 cm
Smallest in our region; upper-parts yellowish-brown; under-parts paler; bill yellow; legs greenish-yellow. Male has a black cap and plain back while the female has buffy stripes on under-parts and back; no black cap. Juvenileís under-parts are whitish with dark streaks above and below.
Described as a chattering kerek-kerek; short kakak-kakak when taking off.
Inhabits reed-beds and wet scrub near rivers and wet paddy. Solitary but breeding densities can be quite high. Itís usually seen in feeding fights, particularly when feeding the young in reed-bed nests. It feeds on fish, amphibians and insects.
Common winter visitor throughout Singapore including Ubin and Sentosa.
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An incredible shot Ang Hwee Yong! Well done!
Amazing capture.Great moment. Impressive sharpness and wonderful colors.Very well done!
- [2012-02-13 5:04]
What a fine and poetical composition! And how dynamic too. Most beautiful fine green tints too.
Splendid shot, indeed!
a great picture and a example of perfect timing.
optimum sharp and true colour.
congratulation Ang Hwee Yong.
- [2012-02-13 9:09]
Excellent detail and focus. Nice colours and
very good moment captured.
great jump, TFS Ori