Baking: American Bittern


Botaurus lentiginosus

Length: 25-35 in Wingspan: 35-40 in Weight: 1-2 lbs


Cryptically colored with strongly striped breast and brown back. Often hold neck vertically, like a reed.




Range map by Kushlan and Hancock 2005

Cool Facts:

American Bitterns master camouflage through plumage and posture: when startled they freeze and hold their streaked neck vertically to become identical to marsh reeds, though this strategy becomes comically ineffective when they are caught out in the open.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Teresa Root says:

    Nicely done!

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