Yellow Bittern eating dragonfly

After we posted an account of a Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis) eating a damselfly, Daniel Chia sent in a series of images of another Yellow Bittern, this time eating a dragonfly.

The images were taken on 15th March around noon at the freshwater pond at the entrance of the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve’s Visitors Centre.

Danile apologises for the over-exposure of his images as he “was using an old manual focus mirror lens which I whipped out of the bag immediately after spotting the bird, and started shooting, without making any adjustments to exposure…

“I was with Tan Hang Chong at the time, and he suggested that I should send the shots in…”

As a scientific record, any image is better than no image. Without images, there is no way of disputing a report. Neither is there a way to confirm the identification of the food taken.

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