Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: Yellow Bittern
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis
Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Chinese Little-bittern, Little Yellow Bittern
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeSe. Asia, Oriental region and n. Australasia;
Isolated island populations;
N. Pakistan (Indus Valley), Maldive Is., and the Seychelles (Mahe, Praslin, La Digue), Nepal, India from Assam s. to Kerala, Sri Lanka, Andaman and Nicobar Is., Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Malaya, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Hainan Is., n. to e. and c. China (e. Manchuria s. to Shensi, se. Szechwan, Kweichow, sw. Yunnan, Kwangtung, Kwangsi), ex. se. Siberia (ex. s. Sakhalin Is.), s. Kurile Is., Japan, Bonin Is., Taiwan, Hainan, Philippines, w. to Sumatra, Java (?), Borneo to New Guinea, Ninigo Is., Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain), Solomon Is. (Bougainville) and w. Micronesia (Palau, Caroline (Yap), Marianas (Guam) and Truk Is.) as far s. as Timor Is. and the Kai Archipelago.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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