Yellow Bittern preening

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“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).

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“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).

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“…and pull on the tuft of feathers on the breast (below).

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Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
20th December 2016

Location: Malim Nawar, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Ex-mining pools, fish farming, wetlands

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