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Least Bittern

Petit Blongios

Ixobrychus exilis

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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Least Bittern

B L W W W Family Latin Name
13" 33.1cm 17" 43.2cm 2.8oz 79.4g Ardeidae Ixobrychus exilis

  • Breeding
  • Year Around
  • Winter
Least Bittern range

The Least Bittern is the smaller bittern between the two native species seen in North America. This tiny marsh bird is able to conceal itself in a single clump of grass. This bittern is more likely to be heard calling than to actually being seen. These small marsh birds are also found in Cuba.

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