Ardetta cinnamomea

Ardetta cinnamomea, Gm.

933. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 755 ; Butler, Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 434; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 274. .

THE CHESNUT BITTERN.

Lal Bagla, Hin.

Length, 16; expanse, 22 ; wing, 6 ; tail, 1.75 ; tarsus, 2; bill at front, 2.

Bill yellow ; culmen dusky; cere yellow ; irides yellow ; legs greenish yellow, with yellow soles.

Above, fine chesnut color, with a tinge of cinereous on the crown ; beneath fulvous, whitish on the throat, and with a pectoral gorget of feathers, dark brown in the centre; thigh-coverts cinnamomeus ; lower surface of the wings dull ashy.

The young bird has the plumage streaked, the feathers being reddish-brown in the centre with pale yellowish margins.

The Chesnut Bittern occurs both in Sind and in the Deccan. I have not heard of its occurrence in Guzerat, but most probably it will be found to occur there.

It is probably only a seasonal visitant.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Ardetta cinnamomea
Spp Author: 
Gm.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
384
Common name: 
Chesnut Bittern
M_ID: 
2215
M_CN: 
Cinnamon Bittern
M_SN: 
Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
id: 
12107

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith