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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Botaurinae — larger bitterns.

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Examples

  • Several species threatened in Pennsylvania are also found in the marshes and lakes of Ecoregion 61b, including the least bittern (Ixobrychus exilis exilis), the American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus), and the black tern (Chlidonias niger surinamensis) (Gill, 1985, pp. 307-314).

    Ecoregions of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia (EPA)

  • Many wetland birds thrive here, including the Australsian bittern (Botaurus stellaris poiciloptilus) and the magnificent white heron or kotuku (Egretta intermedia).

    Westland temperate forests

  • The kagu is the national bird of New Caledonia and is listed by IUCN as endangered (EN), along with the Australasian bittern (Botaurus poiciloptilus), New Caledonian lorikeet (Charmosyna diadema), and New Caledonian owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles savesi).

    New Caledonia rain forests

  • These marshes are also the wintering ground for many ducks and provide summer habitat for herons, egrets, gallinules, and bitterns, including the least bittern (Ixobrychus exilis exilis) and the American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus), which are threatened in Pennsylvania (Geyer and Bolles, 1979, p. 469; Gill, 1985, pp. 307-310).

    Ecoregions of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia (EPA)

  • The American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus), which is threatened in Pennsylvania, is found in the marshes of southern Ecoregion 62c (Gill, 1985, p. 310).

    Ecoregions of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia (EPA)

  • The bittern (Botaurus stellaris) belongs to the Ardeidae, the heron family of birds, and is famous for the peculiar nocturnal booming sound which it emits.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • Post (1973) also saw an American bittern Botaurus lentiginosus with a large mussel clamped on its leg: again, it was able to fly despite this burden

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  • Tetrao urogallus, Eurasian bittern Botaurus stellaris,

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  • Bird life includes mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), Canada geese (Branta canadensis), wood ducks (Aix sponsa), and the American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus), which is threatened in Pennsylvania (Gill, 1985, p. 310).

    Ecoregions of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia (EPA)

  • Winter resident birds also include many species such as American white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), American bitterns (Botaurus lentiginosus), ring-necked ducks (Aythya collaris), northern shovelers (Anas clypeata), and ruddy ducks (Oxyura jamaicensis).

    Mexican South Pacific Coast mangroves

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