“I was watching birds from the car when this Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis) (above) walked up to my location and proceeded to preen in the sun (below).
“Was really close allowing for a good video (below), but even at lowest zoom had difficulty fitting it into the frame.
“Liked to flick the short tail (below – a video frame extraction image).
“…and pull on the tuft of feathers on the breast (below).
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
20th December 2016
Location: Malim Nawar, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Ex-mining pools, fish farming, wetlands