Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: Yellow Bittern

Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis

Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Chinese Little-bittern, Little Yellow Bittern
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Candaba Marsh, Luzon, Philippines - Mar, 2007 © Mark Harper  Hong Kong - Jun, 2005 © Neil Fifer  Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore - Apr, 2009 © Neil Fifer  Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong - Jun 11, 2009 © Neil Fifer  Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong - Jun 15, 2009 © Neil Fifer 
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Se. Asia, Oriental region and n. Australasia;
Isolated island populations;
N. Pakistan (Indus Valley), Maldive Is., and the Seychelles (Mahe, Praslin, La Digue), Nepal, India from Assam s. to Kerala, Sri Lanka, Andaman and Nicobar Is., Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Malaya, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Hainan Is., n. to e. and c. China (e. Manchuria s. to Shensi, se. Szechwan, Kweichow, sw. Yunnan, Kwangtung, Kwangsi), ex. se. Siberia (ex. s. Sakhalin Is.), s. Kurile Is., Japan, Bonin Is., Taiwan, Hainan, Philippines, w. to Sumatra, Java (?), Borneo to New Guinea, Ninigo Is., Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain), Solomon Is. (Bougainville) and w. Micronesia (Palau, Caroline (Yap), Marianas (Guam) and Truk Is.) as far s. as Timor Is. and the Kai Archipelago.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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