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Yellow Bittern

Yellow Bittern
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-13 1:07
Viewed: 3947
Points: 12
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Yellow Bittern
(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!
George Veltchev

Hello Ang
Amazing capture.Great moment. Impressive sharpness and wonderful colors.Very well done!
Thank You

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-02-13 5:04]

Hello Ang,
What a fine and poetical composition! And how dynamic too. Most beautiful fine green tints too.
Splendid shot, indeed!
Kind regards

a great picture and a example of perfect timing.
optimum sharp and true colour.
congratulation Ang Hwee Yong.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-13 9:09]

Hi Ang,
Excellent detail and focus. Nice colours and
very good moment captured.
Regards Jiri.

great jump, TFS Ori

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