Malayan Night Heron sighted in Singapore’s Bidadari

KC Tsang did it again. On 30th December 2008 he sighted a Malayan Night Heron (Gorsachius melanolophus) at his favourite birding ground, Bidadari. And photographed it.

“I would like to report a sighting of the Malayan Night Heron at Bidadari Cemetery, picture taken this morning. It really gave me a hard time, making me run all over the place in my effort to get a decent picture.

“As I am writing this posting, photographers are already converging on the place… This bird is considered a rare winter visitor and passage migrant…”

Daisy O’Neill wrote, “You got yourself a vagrant – Malayan Night Heron – male adult. I can see the blackish crown and long crest in one of your images. The Japanese Night Heron (Gorsachius goisagi) looks almost the same but without the black crest.

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