Herons (Ardeidae)

Black Bittern (Ixobrychus flavicollis) - HBW 1, p. 427

French: Blongios à cou jaune German: Schwarzdommel Spanish: Avetorillo Negro
Other common names: Yellow-necked/Mangrove Bittern

Taxonomy: Ardea flavicollis Latham, 1790, India.
Often separated in monospecific genus Dupetor. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • flavicollis (Latham, 1790) - SE Asia from Pakistan to SE China and S to Indonesia and Philippines.
  • australis (Lesson, 1831) - Moluccas, New Guinea and Bismarck Archipelago S to W, N & E Australia.
  • woodfordi (Ogilvie Grant, 1888) - Solomon Is.