Bittern
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Characteristics
Colouring Mottled brown, black crown
Voice Deep hollow rythmic boom
Feeds on Fish, eels
Flight Heavy, low and slow
Nesting Semi-Floating
Social Family Groups
Bittern
Bittern
Also Known As ..
Eurasian Bittern
Great Bittern
Page Last Updated 11/08/2017 20:31:00
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Both
Status Vulnerable
Order Ciconiiformes
Family Ardeidae
Species Botaurus stellaris
Category Bitterns
StdName Bittern
Vital Statistics
Length 69 to 81 cms
Weight 900 to 1100 gms
Wingspan 125 to 135 cms
Lifespan 10 to 12 years
Beak Length Short
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Short
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
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Region NANNorth America
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Country USNUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Bittern (Species=Botaurus stellaris / Standard Name=Bittern)