Ixobrychus minutus dubius
Herdman’s Lake, south-western Australia.
Often considered conspecific with I. minutus, but shows exceptional vocal differences#R (score 4), and differs further in having dull grey vs blackish flight-feathers (1), stronger chestnut head sides, hindneck and particularly carpal area than on African payesii and Madagascan podiceps (1), and all-buff vs whitish or half-whitish wing patch (2). Also closely related to I. exilis and I. sinensis. Monotypic.
SW, NC & (mainly) E Australia and New Caledonia; in winter in S New Guinea, where could be a breeder.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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