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  • Scientific Names
    • Botaurus lentiginosus
  • English
    • American Bittern
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    • Avetoro norteño
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    • butor d'Amérique
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    • AMBI
  • Portuguese
    • Abetouro-americano

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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anudibranchmom

Date

December 17, 2014 10:54 AM PST

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Description

Finally out and about - sort of.

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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stephenliving

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December 15, 2014 12:30 PM EST

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American bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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naturemom

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December 13, 2014

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Spotted at one of the ponds at the Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area.

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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jfellows

Date

November 8, 2014

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Description

A stocky medium sized heron with thick striping. This bird is uses it camouflage of thick stripes to blend into reeds by standing with its neck and bill stretched upward. It often crouches and slips away through thick vegetation. This one was fishing in heavy vegetation in a pond at Brazos Bend State Park.

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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brianw

Date

May 6, 2011

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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johnkarges

Date

November 19, 2014

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Description

American Bittern foraging along flooded slough in marshland
N28.63719 W-96.08582

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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anudibranchmom

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November 18, 2014 12:05 PM PST

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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erikamitchell

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September 5, 2014 08:14 AM EDT

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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brennan3909

Date

November 16, 2014 08:45 AM MST

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Description

edge of experimental pond in LAERF

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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anudibranchmom

Date

November 17, 2014 10:54 AM PST

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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dpom

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November 17, 2014 08:50 AM PST

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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anudibranchmom

Date

November 13, 2014 10:33 AM PST

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And this is the BEST photo.

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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.