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Juvenile dark brown rather than black, otherwise similar to the adult
Tropical Asia to Australia. Breeds from south-east Pakistan, throughout India to Sri Lanka and in western Burma, southern China and Hainan, the Philippines, southern Thailand and Indochina, southern Malaya, Sumatra, Java and Timor. Also occurs in southern New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago and Solomon Islands and in coastal western, northern and eastern Australia.
Some authorities place this species in the genus Ixobrychus.
Dupetor flavicollis has three subspecies:
Densely vegetated margins of lakes and ponds, forest swamps and riverbanks.
Nests are placed on a branch overhanging water and are a bed of sticks and reeds on a base of larger sticks. Both adults incubate the 3 to 5 eggs and rear the young.
The diet includes frogs, reptiles, fish and invertebrates, snails, dragonflies, shrimps and crayfish.
A booming call.
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