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Kole Wetlands--Ayanikkad
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Pelecaniformes > Ardeidae

Black Bittern

Ixobrychus flavicollis

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Medium-sized heron of forested and vegetated wetlands, ponds, and lakes. All ages and plumages have dark upperparts and orange, yellow, and reddish striping on the neck and breast. Female and immature average browner with weaker contrast than males. Typically hides and hunts in vegetation similar to other bitterns but occasionally perches visibly on trees and bushes.

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