Common Name: Yellow Bittern
Scientific Name: Ixobrychus sinensis
Family: Ardeidae
Nepali Name: Pahelo Junbakula ( पहेंलो जूनबकुल्ला )
Size: 38 cm
Location: Megauli, Chitwan

Yellow Bittern is found in elevations below 250m in marshy areas with plenty of vegetation. The male Yellow Bittern sports a sunny yellow coat with a chestnut head and black cap, while females and juveniles wear camouflage of brown streaks and mottling.

Both adults and young enjoy a varied diet of insects, fish, and amphibians. While typically silent, they might give a startling call if surprised.

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