Gray color chestnut brown, black.
Black hat. Black stripe along the neck of the red-rust. Back and wing cover gray, black fur fly.
Iris yellow, half-brown, reddish-brown legs. Crept along the shallow waters alone, head lowered down and to the side to catch prey. Fly with flapping heavily and slowly.
Food: fish, frogs, reptiles, insect larvae, crustaceans. Nesting solitary or in large colonies. Nest of twigs in the pile of reed grass or small trees above the water.
Breeding months of December to March, from February to August.
Habitat Wetlands are not confined to the coast, mangroves, paddy fields, lakes, streams, hills sometimes.
Spread to a height of 1,500 m above sea level.
Deployment Africa, Eurasia, the Philippines, Sunda Large.
Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Bali, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara.
Local Deployment Whole observatories, Tugu, Semarang: wetland area
Kaliwungu, Kendal: wetland area
Tambaksari, Sayung, Demak: wetland areas.
Quantities and frequencies often.
Rating encounter: (1) very easy. Sound Sound an alarm call.
Tinjomoyo, Gunungpati, Semarang - © Baskoro Description:
Sound an alarm call "uncle" harsh.