Baking: Least Bittern

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Ixobrychus exilis

Length: 10-15 in Wingspan: 15-20 in Weight: 0.2 lbs

Identification:

Streaked white and light brown front. Black cap and back. Rufous to orange along neck.

least_bittern

Distribution:

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Range map by Kushlan and Hancock 2005

Cool Facts:

Size doesn’t matter, at least not to a Least Bittern. These birds hunt aquatic prey by straddling marsh reeds, allowing them to access water much deeper than their tiny legs.

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References:

All About Birds

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