805. Ardetta cinnamomea

805. Chestnut Bittern.
ARDETTA CINNAMOMEA.
Ardetta cinaamomea (Gmel.), Syst. Nat. i. p. 643 (1788) ; Gray and Hardw. Ill. Ind. Zool. i. pl. 66, fig. 1 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 402 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 447 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxvi. p. 236 ; (Schrenck), Reis. Annul. Taf. xiv.
Lal-bagla, Hindu. ; Matti-korowaka, Cingal.
Male ad. (India). Upper parts generally pale chestnut-red, the wing- coverts paler ; under parts tawny ochreous ; a white stripe on each side of the throat ; pectoral plumes elongated, the feathers underneath blackish brown with buff edges ; bill dark brown above, yellow below ; facial skin reddish purple ; legs and feet yellowish green ; soles and iris yellow. Culmen 2.1, wing 6.5, tail 1.8, tarsus 1.9 inch. The female has the crown and hind-neck chestnut-brown with a blackish tinge ; upper parts chestnut- brown, spotted with buff ; under parts ochreous, striped with chocolate brown ; facial skin yellow.
Hab. India and Ceylon ; Burma ; the Amoor, Manchuria and China ; south to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
In habits it does not differ from A. minuta. In India it breeds in June, July, and August, placing its nest, which is a mere pad of grass, on the ground in swampy places, but some┬Čtimes on a bush, and depositing 5 or 6 eggs which resemble those of A. minuta, and measure about 1.28 by 0.99.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
805. Ardetta cinnamomea
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
805
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
577
Common name: 
Chestnut Bittern
M_ID: 
2215
M_CN: 
Cinnamon Bittern
M_SN: 
Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10131

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