Cinnamon Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus)
Neo Tiew Crescent, 20th January 2015

This Cinnamon Bittern had most probably been hit and killed by a passing vehicle.

Yet another avian casualty of urbanisation. This female Cinnamon Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus) was found alone and terrified just outside Simei MRT Station earlier this evening.

Despite her best attempts to escape, the sheer volume of human traffic and the tight packing of urban pillars resulted in the bittern flying into a wall and subsequently dying. The poor thing is now back in the lab and will be preserved in the name of science.

Source: David Tan Instagram

Second photo shared by Sim Wei Lee on Facebook, who witnessed the bittern panic and crash into a wall.