French: Blongios de Schrenck German: Mandschurendommel Spanish: Avetorillo manchú
Amoy and Shanghai, China
SE Siberia, E China, Korea and (now rare) Japan. Winters mainly from Malay Peninsula to Greater Sundas, Sulawesi and Philippines.
33–42 cm; 89–123 g; wingspan 48–59 cm. Small, dark heron (slightly larger than I. sinensis but smaller than I. cinnamomeus) with bright... read more
Poorly known, but rhythmic song of “gup, gup, gup” or “oo oo oo” notes in territory defence and... read more
Marshes with reedbeds, wet, grassy meadows, swamps in flat, open areas of low-lying river valleys... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Small fish, frogs, shrimps, isopods, variety of insects and their larvae (dragonflies); also tadpoles. In uplands of... read more
Laying May–Jul in China and Russian Far East; season May–Aug in Japan. Solitary. Nests in grass near water, often on or very... read more
Migration towards winter quarters starts in Aug, with main passage through Hong Kong in Sept–... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Previously considered Near Threatened, but no robust data available on population sizes. Global numbers have been estimated at c.... read more
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