French: Blongios cannelle German: Zimtdommel Spanish: Avetorillo canelo
J. F. Gmelin
Indian Subcontinent (with Sri Lanka) to C, S & E China and Taiwan, and through SE Asia to Greater and Lesser Sundas, Sulawesi and Philippines; also occurs in Andaman and Nicobar Is and Maldives. N populations spend non-breeding season in S of breeding range.
40–41 cm; 89·5–164 g; wingspan 49·5 cm. Slightly smaller than I. eurhythmus with cinnamon and wings and back, and also smaller than ... read more
In territory defence and advertisement (mainly at night and around dawn) gives a short, even-tempo... read more
Mainly flooded rice fields and grassy areas, often near human habitation; frequently active in... read more
Food and feeding
Fish, including eels up to 13 cm long (as well as Trichogaster, Clarias, Ophiocephalus), frogs, molluscs,... read more
Jun–Sept in India, starting with monsoons; in Sumatra eggs recorded Jan–Mar in lowlands, Oct–Dec in highlands; in Malay... read more
N populations spend non-breeding season in S of breeding range, apparently moving in connection... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Widespread and common in most of range; well adapted to man-made habitats, and most populations appear to be quite healthy, despite... read more
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