American Bittern - Botaurus lentiginosus

Length 2.0-2.8 ft (61.0-83.8 cm)
Wingspan 3.5 ft (106.7 cm)
Weight 1.5 lb (680.4 g)
Clutch Size 3-5
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The American Bittern is a North American bird that breeds in the north and central N.A. They winter in southern U.S. and Mexico. They can be hard to find, especially since they like to reside in marshes. When startled, they point their head straight up, blending with the grasses and reeds. Females and males are similar looking. They eat amphibians, fish, insects and reptiles.

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