Yellow Bittern (Juvenile) – Natural Bird Sound
The yellow bittern is a small bittern. It is of Old World origins, breeding in the northern Indian Subcontinent, east to the Russian Far East, Japan and Indonesia.
It is mainly resident, but some northern birds migrate short distances.
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.