The yellow bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis) is a small bittern. It is of Old World origins, breeding in the northern Indian Subcontinent, east to Japan and Indonesia. It is mainly resident, but some northern birds migrate short distances. It has been recorded as a vagrant in Alaska and there is a single sighting in Britain, from Radipole Lake, Dorset on November 23, 1962 - however, the BOU have always considered this occurrence to be of uncertain provenance and currently it is not accepted onto the official British List.

This is a small species at 36 to 38 cm (14 to 15 in) in length, with a short neck and longish bill. The male is uniformly dull yellow above and buff below. The head and neck are chestnut, with a black crown. The female's crown, neck and breast are streaked brown, and the juvenile is like the female but heavily streaked brown below, and mottled with buff above. Yellow bitterns feed on insects, fish and amphibians.
Yellow Bittern
Date Location Count
2021-02-05 07:15Mokarsagar Wetland Complex1
2021-02-20 08:13Vadla Lake1
2021-02-14 07:41Baghi swamps1
2021-02-20 12:38Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary2
2021-02-26 11:57Nalsarovar--Flamingo Sankul2
2021-02-25 17:33Vishal's birding ditch4
2021-02-04 12:48Malataj Lake1
2021-02-17 07:32Timbi Lake1
2021-02-13 17:18Theerthankara Pond1
2021-02-07 07:13Ezhome1
2021-02-25 07:00Kattampally1
2021-02-20 07:50Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP1
2021-01-31 14:25Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP--Sapan Mori1
2021-02-27 07:45Arsikere Lake1
2021-02-13 17:14kondailip Resort (limited Access)1
2021-02-15 17:36Changaram Wetlands -- Ezhupunna1
2021-02-13 07:01Thycattussery1
2021-02-21 07:00Nanjarayan Tank (Koolipalayam Reservoir), Tiruppur1
2021-01-31 11:27Akkulam Lake1
2021-02-01 13:55Manikapuram Kulam1
2021-02-12 17:24Hussain Sagar, Hyderabad1
2021-02-28 06:57Vellayani--Punchakkari Paddy Fields5
2021-02-15 16:56Melapattam Karisalkulam1
2021-02-13 09:30Danishpet Lake டேனிஷ்பேட்டை ஏரி1
2021-02-20 07:15Kannankurichi (Mookaneri) Lake கன்னங்குறிச்சி மூக்கனேரி1
2021-01-31 08:10Kunnathur Tank (Lake), Madurai,1
2021-02-18 08:58Serpur bird sanctuary, Paraswada Lake2
2021-02-24 08:00Kiliyur Tank1
2021-02-28 17:48Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, Mangalam campus1
2021-02-14 07:25Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary1
2021-02-22 13:20Santhanuthalapadu Lake1
2021-02-24 07:00Karikili Bird Sanctuary, Kancheepuram2
2021-02-14 14:48Perumal Lake2
2021-02-18 07:52Osudu Lake6
2021-02-18 06:27Osudu / Ousteri Lake1
2021-02-14 10:49Kirumambakkam Lake (கிருமாம்பாக்கம் ஏரி)3
2021-02-07 07:06Kavuluru Cheruvu (Lake)2
2021-02-05 09:00Chembarambakkam Lake1
2021-01-31 06:39Nunna Lake2
2021-02-14 07:20Korattur Lake1
2021-02-13 06:56Nanmangalam Lake1
2021-02-14 07:20Ram Nagar Swamps, Madipakkam2
2021-02-23 17:53Livestock Farm Complex Madhavaram3
2021-02-06 06:31Pallikaranai Marsh (பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்பு நிலம்)1
2021-02-23 07:30Pallikaranai Marsh--Midlands பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்புநிலம்-- நடுப்பகுதி1
2021-02-28 06:40Pallikaranai Marsh--Karapakkam2
2021-02-07 08:18Pallikaranai Marsh-- Southern end (பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்பு நிலம் - தெற்கு முடிவு)2
2021-02-20 08:01Sholinganallur/Perumbakkam Marshlands1
2021-02-12 07:45Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras1
2021-02-13 08:00SSN Institutions1
2021-02-12 07:28Mandhar Primary School Campus1
2021-02-11 10:45Barbanda Pond and Surroundings2
2021-02-22 17:05Mandativu1
2021-02-01 17:05Gidhwa Tank1
2021-01-31 06:30Vankalai Marine Wildlife Sanctuary1
2021-02-07 09:00Attidiya Bird Sanctuary1
2021-02-06 07:18Beddegana Wetland Park2
2021-02-13 06:36Diyasaru Park Thalawathugoda1
2021-02-16 08:00Thalagama Lake (and surrounding wetlands)4
2021-02-27 17:59Matara--Kirala Kele Sanctuary1
2021-02-04 09:59Wellathota - Thihagoda Road, Southern Province, LK (6.023, 80.542)1
2021-02-05 06:19Bundala Freshwater Marsh11
2021-02-02 15:28Bundala NP (General)1
2021-02-12 15:41Meghadrigedda Reservoir1
2021-02-06 15:38Tissa Lake1
2021-02-13 14:09Chilika Lake--Mangalajodi
2021-02-14 06:22Mangalajodi Wetlands3
2021-01-31 08:48Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve - Koshi Camp1
2021-02-16 13:27Jagatpur Lake, Bhagalpur1
2021-02-14 09:20Durgapur Barrage3
2021-02-18 15:31Motijheel park1
2021-02-08 07:19Gajoldoba Barrage JG1
2021-02-19 10:00Purbasthali Bird Sanctuary PUB3
2021-02-11 12:50Santragachi Jheel (Lake)1
2021-02-20 09:00Baidyabati DVC Canal1
2021-02-28 15:11Baruipur Marshes1
2021-02-25 09:01Nalban Bheri1
2021-02-21 07:00Rajarhat Wetlands I1
2021-02-13 06:42Munia Zone (Rajarhat)1
2021-01-31 08:56New Vision Eco City (Dhaka)2
2021-02-05 10:00Tanguar Haor1
2021-02-13 06:00Chouldari1
2021-02-27 06:42Ograbraj Wetlands3
2021-02-13 15:50Ograbraj Wetland4
2021-02-18 06:00Ograbraj4
2021-02-13 06:05Kalatang1
2021-01-31 07:45Jorakaan- Sippighat wetlands6
2021-02-28 06:41Sippighat-24
2021-02-18 15:00Sippighat4
2021-02-15 14:57Garacharma Wetlands2
2021-02-20 05:40Chidiyatapu1
2021-02-13 06:00Police training School1
2021-02-12 08:43Ping River at Ban Nong Tha Chon1
2021-02-06Mae Salit granite quarry ponds complex1
2021-02-12 12:32Nong Kra-hoh marshes1
2021-02-09 13:48Nong Luang Royal Project2
2021-02-02 14:30Ban Khlong Huai Sai2
2021-02-16 07:05Bor Rae Pond1
2021-02-10 07:00Sirinat NP--Naiyang wetlands1
2021-03-01 07:45Laguna Phuket2
2021-02-14 10:06Nong Pak Kratum1
2021-01-31 07:25Don Kloi paddies1
2021-02-26 17:01Kaeng Krachan NP--Baan Maka Nature Lodge1
2021-02-10 15:17Ko Phlappla paddies and marshes1
2021-02-11 16:45Tha Pha scrub and reedbeds1
2021-02-20 11:05Don Sai reedbeds and aquaculture ponds (Photharam District)1
2021-02-28 16:30Bo Kradan paddies2
2021-02-25 08:45Laem Son pools2
2021-02-11 07:36Ban Sing sewage ponds and reedbeds1
2021-02-27 06:53Sa Si Mum--Noodle House Restaurant marshes1
2021-02-12 06:46Thung Khwang marshes1
2021-02-11 09:42Bang Phae--Hwy. 3018 reedbeds1
2021-02-27 07:46Huai Muang--paddies and aquaculture ponds south of Hwy. 32312
2021-02-25 13:02Bueng Boraphet Non-hunting Area--Waterbird Park1
2021-02-12 11:57Noen Phra Prang--paddies and marshes north of Hwy. 34221
2021-02-25 12:56Bueng Boraphet Non-hunting Area (general area)1
2021-02-27 07:03Bang Tabun Ok "Duck & Ibis" Lake1
2021-02-12 17:45Bang Yai--paddies and reedbeds west of Bang Mae Mai Canal2
2021-02-28 14:51Khlong Rang Tong wetlands3
2021-02-11 16:52Ban Kum aquaculture ponds and paddies2
2021-02-27 09:28Bang Luang--marshes and aquaculture ponds south of Huai Muang Canal1
2021-02-26 06:44Map Khae marshes and aquaculture ponds1
2021-02-28 16:22Sali paddies and marshes1
2021-02-27 09:30Khao Sam Roi Yot NP--Bueng Bua12
2021-02-18 15:51Khao Sam Roi Yot NP (general area)4
2021-02-02 11:51Nong Prang1
2021-02-02 14:30Wat Pa Si Thaworn (Si Thaworn Forest Temple) vicinity2
2021-02-02 15:08Song Hong paddies and marshes1
2021-02-02 17:46Ban Khwang--paddies and marshes south of Hwy. 32671
2021-02-02 15:32Khlong Noi--Nong Chorakhe (Nong Kung II)1
2021-02-21 07:25Rot Fai Park (Wachira Benchatat Park)1
2021-02-12 06:47Rama IX Park (Suan Luang Rama IX)1
2021-02-24 14:31Pathum Thani Rice Research Center1
2021-02-08 07:03Bang Kaew – Bang Phli Yai marshes and aquaculture ponds1
2021-02-28 07:00Lat Krabang--Thap Yao paddies & aquaculture ponds3
2021-02-21 16:47Nong Chok--Khlong 12 paddies1
2021-02-23 15:44Bueng Khohai--reedbeds north of Pin Mook Alley1
2021-02-20 06:25Suwintawong 47 Alley overgrown woods and marshes1
2021-02-19 06:42Toyota Biodiversity and Sustainability (Cheewa Panavet) Learning Center1
2021-02-09 08:40Khao Khieo – Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Pong Din Dam Reservoir1
2021-02-14Luboh Batoo wetlands2
2021-02-21 15:25Pak Phli--Tha Ruea paddies1
2021-02-21 06:00Hat Yai WTP
2021-02-27 07:30Sungai Burung, Pulau Pinang1
2021-02-16 07:45Pulau Burung Landfill1
2021-02-20 10:00Vientiane--Phonthan marsh1
2021-02-10 10:34Nong Rahok Reservoir3
2021-02-12 09:30Ban Chong Kho7
2021-01-31 14:30Prince of Songkla University [Pattani Campus]4
2021-02-14 14:22Pattani WTP1
2021-02-27 06:03Kaeng Lawa--"the stakeout bridge" vicinity1
2021-02-26 11:00Kaeng Lawa (general area)2
2021-02-15 06:33Khlong Khok1
2021-02-28 07:50Kaeng Nam Ton1
2021-02-27 08:54Khon Kaen University--wastewater treatment ponds2
2021-02-01 07:09Khon Kaen University (general area)3
2021-02-21 08:09Bueng Thung Sang3
2021-02-26 15:50Phutthamonthon Isan1
2021-02-01 13:13Nong Krathum1
2021-02-15 18:17Nong Han Lake--Don Langka2
2021-02-06 12:38Prek Toal5
2021-02-20 06:00Phnom Krom--rice fields1
2021-02-13 11:48Phue Hi1
2021-02-17 15:27Pousaat Grassland1
2021-02-07 06:53Lim Chu Kang Lane 32
2021-02-08 12:45Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve - East inc. Kranji Nature Trail1
2021-02-07 08:21Kranji Marsh1
2021-02-21 09:00Jurong Lake Gardens (inc. Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden)1
2021-02-25 07:52West Coast Park: west1
2021-01-31 07:20Springleaf Nature Park1
2021-02-03 08:23Singapore Botanic Gardens: Gallop extension2
2021-02-27 08:45Singapore Botanic Gardens Eco Lake3
2021-02-24 11:17Singapore Botanic Gardens2
2021-02-02 16:39Windsor Nature Park including Venus Drive and Venus Loop1
2021-02-28 16:50Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park1
2021-03-01 14:58Gardens by the Bay3
2021-02-28 10:52Satay by the Bay2
2021-02-28 15:46Marina East (Gardens by the Bay: Bay East / Marina Barrage)2
2021-02-21 12:37Lorong Halus Wetland (inc. Serangoon Reservoir and former 'Serangoon')1
2021-02-20 07:41Pasir Ris Farmway 3 (inc. Pasir Ris Farmway 2)1
2021-02-11 16:59莺歌海盐场 (Yinggehai Saltpans)1
2021-02-27 16:00Rawa Harapan Indah10
2021-01-31 10:00Tanjung Pakis2
2021-02-06 07:30Coloane Park3
2021-02-09 10:32Hong Kong Wetland Park1
2021-02-24 09:30Mai Po Nature Reserve1
2021-02-21 10:00Yogyakarta International Airport--Balekambang Pond2
2021-02-23 06:54金門--慈湖全區(Kinmen--Lake Ci)1
2021-02-12 16:00台南七股IBA--全區(Qigu IBA)1
2021-01-31 09:59台南七股IBA--東魚塭(Qigu IBA--Eastern Fish Ponds)1
2021-02-03 08:03嘉義鰲鼓濕地IBA--四號賞鳥亭(Aogu Wetland IBA--Pavilion #4)2
2021-02-07 10:16嘉義鰲鼓濕地IBA--西堤(Aogu Wetland IBA--West Area)2
2021-03-01 13:39嘉義鰲鼓濕地IBA--五號賞鳥亭(Aogu Wetland IBA--Pavilion #5)1
2021-02-28 08:24台南--八掌溪河口南岸(Tainan--Bazhang River Estuary South Bank)2
2021-02-28 14:07嘉義鰲鼓濕地IBA--全區(Aogu Wetland IBA)(New)2
2021-02-02 07:18台南四草IBA--安清路魚塭(Sicao IBA--Fish Farms along Anqing Road)1
2021-03-01 13:58嘉義鰲鼓濕地IBA--南堤(Aogu Wetland IBA--South Area)2
2021-02-12 14:00雲林--口湖溼地全區(成龍/湖口濕地)(Yunlin--Kouhu Wetlands (Chenglong/Hukou Wetlands))2
2021-02-25 06:37雲林--口湖成龍濕地(Yunlin--Kouhu Chenglong Wetlands)1
2021-02-03 08:50雲林--口湖青蚶三淮堂(Yunlin--Kouhu Qinghan Sanhuai Temple)1
2021-02-11 10:19嘉義--東石副瀨(Chiayi--Dongshi Fulai)2
2021-02-07 13:09雲林--口湖大滯洪池(Yunlin--Kouhu Big Detention Basin)1
2021-01-30 16:46台南四草IBA--台江國家公園遊客中心(Sicao IBA--Taijang NP Visitor Center)1
2021-03-01 08:40台南--學甲濕地生態園區(Tainan--Xuejia Wetland Eco Park)1
2021-02-28 16:14嘉義朴子溪口IBA--東石大橋東岸(Puzi River Estuary IBA--Dongshi Bridge East Bank)1
2021-02-28 06:38嘉義布袋濕地IBA--東北區近布袋濕地公園(Budai Wetland IBA--Northeast Area Around Budai Wetland Park)1
2021-02-07 08:57嘉義布袋濕地IBA--東南區(Budai Wetland IBA--Southeast Area)1
2021-02-22 15:13嘉義布袋濕地IBA--八區鹽田(Budai Wetland IBA--Salt Pan Zone Eight)1
2021-02-18 10:23台南--安平樹屋與德記洋行(Tainan--Anping Tree House & Former Tait & Co. MErchant House)1
2021-02-15 09:43高雄茄萣濕地IBA--全區(Qieding Wetland IBA--All Region)1
2021-02-18 11:02高雄茄萣濕地IBA--主要濕地(Qieding Wetland IBA--Main Wetland)1
2021-02-18 09:42高雄永安IBA--永安濕地(Yung'an IBA--Yung'an Wetland)1
2021-02-27 09:56彰化--王功永興海埔地(Changhua--Wanggong Yongxing Tidal Land)1
2021-02-17 10:14高雄--岡山典寶溪滯洪池(Kaohsiung--Gangshan Dianbao River Detention Ponds)1
2021-02-02 09:49高雄--洲仔濕地公園(Kaohsiung--Zhouzi Wetlands Park)2
2021-02-20 10:29台南--新化虎頭埤水庫風景區(Tainan--Xinhua Hutoubei Reservoir Scenic Area)1
2021-02-08 11:46高雄--鳥松濕地(Kaohsiung--Niaosong Wetland)1
2021-02-26 06:44台中--高美濕地IBA (Taichung--Gaomei Wetland IBA)1
2021-02-25 12:07高屏溪IBA--左岸河濱公園(Kaoping River IBA--Left Bank Park)1
2021-02-13 07:10屏東--東港船頭(Pingtung--Donggang Chuantou)4
2021-02-16 11:40屏東--屏東海豐濕地(Pingtung--Pingtung Haifeng Wetland)1
2021-02-14 16:06屏東--大鵬灣右岸濕地(Pingtung--Dapeng Bay Youan Wetland)1
2021-02-19 08:25屏東--林邊田厝(Pingtung--Linbian Tiancuo)1
2021-02-06 08:30屏東--內埔六堆客家文化園區(Pingtung--Neipu Liudui Hakka Cultural Park)2
2021-02-06 07:58新竹濱海IBA--港南金城湖(Hsinchu Coast IBA--Gangnan Jincheng Lake)1
2021-02-19 11:34新竹濱海IBA--水資源公園(Hsinchu Coast IBA--Water Resources Park)1
2021-02-23 08:30新竹濱海IBA--美山大庄(Hsinchu Coast IBA--Meishan Dazhuang)1
2021-01-31 09:42屏東--恆春機場週邊農地(Pingtung--Farmland around Hengchun Airport)1
2021-02-20 09:30墾丁NP--龍鑾潭南岸停車場(Kenting NP--Longluan Lake South Parking Lot)3
2021-02-20 17:20San Francisco Farms, Bugallon2
2021-02-15 06:15Cabayaoasan Ponds, Bugallon1
2021-01-31 16:58桃園--大園桃園大圳2-19號池1
2021-02-07 11:10桃園--蘆竹大竹埤塘2-18號(Taoyuan--Luzhu Dazhu Ponds No.2-18)1
2021-01-31 15:05台北--五股疏洪圳邊公園(Taipei--Wugu Floodway Park)1
2021-01-31 13:00台北--五股溼地(Taipei--Wugu Wetland)1
2021-02-28 08:18台北--蘆洲堤防(Taipei--Luzhou Embankment)1
2021-02-21 15:30Canarem Lake and Bird Sanctuary, Victoria1
2021-02-05 14:15花蓮--壽豐養殖區(Hualien--Shoufeng Aquaculture Area)1
2021-02-19 16:11宜蘭--內城社區(Ilan--Neicheng Village)1
2021-02-28 08:15NLEX--Total Gas Station3
2021-02-09 16:50宜蘭--羅東林場(Yilan--Luodong Forestry Culture Garden)1
2021-02-28 08:04宜蘭竹安IBA--釣鱉池(Zhu'an IBA--Diaobie Ponds)2
2021-02-28 09:40宜蘭竹安IBA--下埔(Zhu'an IBA--Xiapu)1
2021-02-12 08:00Candaba Bird Sanctuary3
2021-02-16 10:21宜蘭利澤簡IBA--五十二甲溼地(Lizejian IBA--52-Jia Wetland)1
2021-02-27 16:26UP Diliman--Hardin ng Rosas1
2021-02-21 06:45Vista Real Classica, Quezon City2
2021-03-01 06:30San Pedro lakeside, Brgy. San Roque1
2021-02-27 07:00San Isidro River, Brgy. San Roque, San Pedro2
2021-02-19 07:30San Moritz Wetlands, Sibulan1
2021-02-13 09:30Brgy. La Paz Road, Carmen2
2021-02-23 09:30Jeff's Pirate Cove3
2021-02-20 11:00Togcha Bay1
2021-02-18 16:32Seabird Sanctuary, Rota1
2021-02-18 15:34American Memorial Park1
2021-02-14 14:37Airport catchment pond1
2021-02-15 17:20Bird Island Lookout1