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Cinnamon Bittern

Indian Cinnamon bitterns belong to the Lxobrychus Genus. Read about the Cinnamon bittern of India.

Indian Cinnamon bittern is a small bird, having Old World origins. It is seen inhabiting the tropical parts of Asia, stretching on from India and SriLanka to China and Indonesia. Cinnamon bitterns of India are very shy and secretive by nature and can easily conceal themselves. One can see them only during flight, which is typically short and low.
Physical Traits
Indian Cinnamon bittern has a short neck and a long bill. It grows to a length of around 38 cm. A female as well as a young cinnamon bittern is black in color and has a brown crown. The only difference is that the lower portion of the babies is heavily streaked with brown. The body of the males is entirely cinnamon in color.
Behavior
Indian Cinnamon bittern bird is a lonely creature, which prefers to hunt on its own. It even sleeps alone, on platforms of bent-over grass stems.
Mating Behavior
The breeding season of Cinnamon bitterns of India stretches throughout the year. The nests are made in shrubs, on platforms of reeds, out of short pieces of reeds, grass or other vegetation. Four to sixeggs are laid at a time and the chicksare creamy-white in color.
Diet
Indian Cinnamon bitterns mainly survive on a diet of invertebrates, fish and amphibians.
Natural Habitat
Cinnamon Bitterns can be usually found in freshwater wetlands, which have vegetation thick enoughto hide them. For example, marshes, rice fields, grasslands, reed beds, ponds, reservoirs, etc, upto 2000 m in altitude.
Facts about Cinnamon Bittern
Kingdom :Animalia
Scientific Name :Lxobrychus cinnamomeus
Class :Aves
Order :Ciconiiformes
Family :Ardeidae
Genus :Lxobrychus
Species :L. cinnamomeus
Average Length :38 cm
Breeding Habitat :Reed beds
Breeding Period :Throughout the year
Clutch Size :4 eggs to 6 eggs
Incubation Period :Approximately 23 days
Status :Not endangered


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