Dupetor flavicollis

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Indonesia Bird with 0 Comments

Dupetor flavicollis, Black Bittern

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Black Bittern in flight

This uncommon waterbird is secretive and solitary.  It is medium size, being 23 inches in total length, and a resident at all major Philippine islands.

The Black Bittern’s shy nature and dark plumage make it tough to see when in cover. It took me several years of birding at Candaba wetlands to get a good glimpse of the bird.

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