Check List 14(3): 519-522, doi: 10.15560/14.3.519
First documented record of the Stripe-backed Bittern, Ixobrychus involucris (Vieillot, 1823) (Aves, Ardeidae) in Peru
expand article infoRachel Kilby, Mauricio Ugarte§, Stuart Timson|, Dennys Góngora Romero
‡ Reserva Ecológica Taricaya, Puerto Maldonado, Peru§ Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru| Projects Abroad, London, United Kingdom
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We report the sighting and capture of a Stripe-backed Bittern, Ixobrychus involucris (Vieillot, 1823), in the Reserva Ecológica Taricaya, 26 km northeast of Puerto Maldonado on the margin of the Madre de Dios River, department of Madre de Dios, southeast Peru. This record confirms the presence of the species for the country, likely as a rare austral migrant. There have been 4 undocumented observations in 40 years, all of them restricted to the Madre de Dios department in the extreme southeast of the country. 

Madre de Dios; new record; Reserva Ecológica Taricaya.