224. Ardetta cinnamomea.
THE CHESTNUT BITTERN.
Lal-bagla, India; Kuruttu-koku, Ceylon.
Male 16". Legs greenish. Bill yellow. Crown and hack cinnamon. Pectoral gorget dark "brown, with huff edges. Wings and tail chestnut.— Young birds: Feathers brown, with yellow edges. China as far as the Amur, hut not Japan, thence to Sind, the Philippines, and Celebes. Breeds in Bengal, Pegu, and Ceylon. Five or six eggs (1.28 x 1.0), light blue. (B. 1572.)
Also with bach and scapulars mottled or streaked:—
A. involucris. 11 1/2". Crown ashy, with central line black. Primary quills black. From S. America.
Also the genus Zebrilus. With large crest and plumage waved. One species— Z. pumilus, 9 1/2", above slaty black, with wavy buff cross lines, from S. America.
Tibio-tarsus bare above heel.
Culmen longer than tarsus and mid toe together.