Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Size: small. Plumage: feathers of neck very long; colour patterns variable but immatures and some females heavily streaked. Other details: bill very pointed with heavy serration before tip; nostrils slit-shaped; neck long.
  • Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban & K. Newman (1982). The Birds of Africa, Volume I. Academic Press, London.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 41
Specimens with Sequences: 37
Specimens with Barcodes: 28
Species: 7
Species With Barcodes: 6
Public Records: 22
Public Species: 6
Public BINs: 6
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Ixobrychus

Ixobrychus is a genus of bitterns, a group of wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae. It has a single representative species in each of North America, South America, Eurasia and Australasia. The tropical species are largely resident, but the two northern species are partially migratory, with many birds moving south to warmer areas in winter.

The Ixobrychus bitterns are all small species, their four larger relatives being in the genus Botaurus. They breed in large reedbeds, and can often be difficult to observe except for occasional flight views due to their secretive behaviour. Like other bitterns, they eat fish, frogs, and similar aquatic life.

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