American Bittern

American Bittern

The American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) ranges from South Mexico to Argentina. This solitary bird is found in freshwater marshes with tall sedges and cattails. It has a medium-sized with 64 cm (25 inches) in height and 700 g in weight.

Adults have a chestnut crown, sides of head tan, throat and belly white, and neck and breast buffy. Broadly streaked with rusty-brown, and with a broad black stripe down each side of the neck. Bill yellowish and feet greenish. This bird eats fish and small vertebrates like crustaceans and insects.

Common Name: American Bittern
Scientific Name: Botaurus lentiginosus
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