Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cinnamon Bittern AKA Ryukyu Yoshigoi (リュウキュウヨシゴイ)

bird looking upward in rice field

Scientific Name: Ixobrychus cinnamomeus



This bird is a master of deception, blending in vegetation with its camouflaged coloring.

They hunt for food in fresh water areas such as mangroves and rice fields.

The birds don't hangout in flocks. They prefer going out alone.

If it hadn't flown and landed directly in front of me, I would never have noticed the bird.

The nests of these birds are difficult to find, as well.

In Malaysia they say,if you wear this bird's nest on your head, you will become invisible !


A Guide to the Wild Birds of Okinawa P.26 ISBN4-916224-11-6

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