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Ixobrychus eurhythmus (Von Schrenck's Bittern; Schrenk's Bittern)

Wikipedia Abstract

Von Schrenck's bittern (Ixobrychus eurhythmus), also known as Schrenck's bittern, is a small bittern. It breeds in China and Siberia from March to July, and Japan from May to August. It winters in Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Laos, passing through the rest of South-east Asia. It is an exceptionally rare vagrant as far west as Europe, with a single sighting in Italy in 1912. It is named after Leopold von Schrenck, the 19th-century Russian naturalist. Foraging bird from Central Catchment, Singapore
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 18.0292
EDGE Score: 2.94598


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Ectothermic [1]  30 %
Diet - Fish [1]  40 %
Diet - Invertibrates [1]  30 %
Forages - Ground [1]  70 %
Forages - Water Surface [1]  30 %
Clutch Size [3]  4
Incubation [2]  17 days
Migration [4]  Intracontinental
Wing Span [2]  20 inches (.52 m)
Male Weight [5]  139 grams


Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Bolon' lake Russia (Asian) A1, A3, A4i
Buguey wetlands Philippines A1, A4i
Dal'dzi lake Russia (Asian) A1, A3, A4i
Udyl' lake Russia (Asian) A1, A3, A4i

Biodiversity Hotspots


Parasitized by 
Ceratophyllus garei[6]

Range Map



External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
5Shaw Tsen-Hwang. 1936. The birds of Hopei Province. - Zoologia Sinica. Series B. The Vertebrates of China. Vol. 15. Fan Memorial Institute of Biology, Peiping
6International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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