Dwarf Bittern
Ixobrychus sturmii
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The left upper immature was seen at the Singida Lodge waterhole (6-09), courtesy of Paul Oliver; the right upper immature, at Shambarai swamp (7-13). The left 3rd row adult was also at Shamabarai (7-13). All the other photos were taken in Tarangire near the Tarangire Safari Lodge (5-08). The adult dwarf bittern in the foreground of the left 2nd row photo caught a tadpole, barely visible in its beak (right 2nd row), shook it, then fed it to the subadult in the background of the left 2nd row photo. Click the photo above to see eight enlargements.
 

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Mike Graham, Paul Oliver

Last Update this page: 4-21-16