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Bittern

Bittern

(Science: zoology) a wading bird of the genus Botaurus, allied to the herons, of various species.

The common European bittern is Botaurus stellaris. It makes, during the brooding season, a noise called by Dryden bumping, and by goldsmith booming. The American bittern is B. Lentiginosus, and is also called stake-driver and meadow hen. See stake-driver.

The name is applied to other related birds, as the least bittern (Ardetta exilis), and the sun bittern.

Origin: oe. Bitoure, betore, bitter, fr. F. Butor; of unknown origin.


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The name or species of this bird?

... I just signed up to this forum just today minutes ago and this is my first time to write in here~!^^ back to this post, I think it's not a bittern! with the first look of it, it's a heron very much like in our local here in the Philippines~ Malayan Night Heron

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by gangnamPSY
Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:16 am
 
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The name or species of this bird?

Got it. Tiger Bittern. http://wn.com/Tiger_bittern

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by Darby
Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:59 pm
 
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