Classification
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  • Scientific Names
    • Botaurus lentiginosus
  • English
    • American Bittern
  • Spanish
    • Avetoro norteño
  • French
    • butor d'Amérique
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • AMBI
  • Portuguese
    • Abetouro-americano

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Recent observations

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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robberfly

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February 5, 2016

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Description

It's "Heron Week", folks...

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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mlodinow

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June 7, 2014

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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dpom

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February 4, 2016 12:08 PM PST

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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robberfly

Date

February 4, 2016 11:13 AM PST

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Description

@dpom ( my wise teacher ) said, " You're spoiled with two A. Bitterns in one month. Don't get use to it." 900 shots to hit the puffed crest!
Did you know this bird has green eye shadow? ( Third shot ) Who knew?

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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dpom

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February 4, 2016 03:18 PM PST

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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asemerdj

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February 2, 2016 07:20 AM PST

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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dmh

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October 14, 2015

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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digibirdtrek

Date

January 18, 2016 12:21 PM PST

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Unfortunately wouldn't come out from the grasses for a clean shot.

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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keimwj

Date

January 16, 2011 03:57 PM EST

Description

16 Jan 2011.
Shinnecock County Park, Suffolk Co, NY.
Note the alignment of bill and breast stripes with background reeds in an attempt to be invisible.

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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dpom

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January 27, 2016 01:41 PM PST

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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fm5050

Date

January 17, 2016 02:29 PM EST

Description

Green Cay Wetlands, Palm Beach Co., FL January 17, 2016

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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nycticorax

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January 17, 2016 03:30 PM EST
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Description from Wikipedia

The American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae.

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.