June 11, 2017 - Cinnamon Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus)
These small bitterns are found in grassy areas and flooded rice fields in parts of South and Southeast Asia and eastern China. They eat fish, including eels, along with frogs, mollusks, and insects, foraging mostly at dawn and dusk and often roosting during the day. Their small nests are made from sticks, sedge, reeds, dry leaves, and grasses and are frequently located in rice fields and reed beds. Both parents incubate the eggs.