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Black Bittern Ixobrychus flavicollis

Described by: Latham (1790)
Alternate common name(s): Yellow-necked Bittern, Mangrove Bittern
Old scientific name(s): Dupetor flavicollis


Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India - Dec 5, 2004 © Dave Behrens  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - Dec, 2003 © Neil Fifer  Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong - Jun 8, 2009 © Neil Fifer  Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong - Jun 8, 2009 © Neil Fifer  Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong - Jun 19, 2009 © Neil Fifer 
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Oriental and n. Australasian regions;
Isolated island populations;
(1) Moluccas, Timor, Kai Is., Aru Is., New Guinea, Aru Is., Bismarck Archipelago, Solomon Is. to Rennell Is. and Australia (coastal s. Western Australia (Mitchell Falls and Manning Gorge in the Kimberleys) s. to Perth(?), Northern Territory (Fergusson River), n. and e. Queensland (Tinaroo Creek Road) and ex. ne. New South Wales).
(2) Solomon Is.
(3) Pakistan (Indus Valley, Sind), India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldive Is., Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Malaya, Indochina, ec. and se. China (s. Anhwei, w. to Hupeh and se. Shensi, s. to Kwangtung and Yunan), Hainan, Taiwan, Sumatra including Nias Is. and Belitung Is., Java, Lesser Sundas, Borneo, Sulawesi, Philippines (Batan Is., Mindoro, Cebu, Luzon, Marinduque, Siargao, Mindanao, Negros, Samar).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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