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American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
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American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)

General Description: American Bitterns (Botaurus lentiginosus) are medium-sized, brown-streaked herons with a black whisker mark. Bitterns sometimes hide in the marsh by standing still and raising their bill high to match the reeds or cattails in which they are hiding. If there is a breeze, bitterns will gently sway back and forth to match the swaying of the reeds in the breeze. in flight, the end of the wing is black.

Taxonomy: Pelecaniformes, Ardeidae

Favored Habitat: Around Las Vegas, marshes and ponds.

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)

Where to Find: American Bitterns are not common around Las Vegas, but keep an eye out for them while birding marshy places with reeds such as the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, the Pahranagat Valley, and the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

Comments:

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) If you were a tasty frog or a little fish, this might be the last face you ever see!
American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Bittern standing motionless on the side of a road, ...
American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
... until it snatches a an Eight-spotted Dragonfly out of the air ...
American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
... after chomping on it a few times, down it goes...
American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
... all the way down ...
American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
... then the bittern slowly walks across the road and into the marsh
American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Bittern
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American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Bittern along Las Vegas Wash.
American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
If you were a tasty frog, this might be the last face you ever see!
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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