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Little Bittern

Ixobrychus minutus


The Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) is a wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, native to the Old World, breeding in Africa, central and southern Europe, western and southern Asia, and Madagascar. Birds from temperate regions in Europe and western Asia are migratory, wintering in Africa and further south in Asia, while those nesting in the tropics are sedentary. It is rare north of its breeding range.


Europe, Asia, northern Africa; winters in sub-saharan Africa and southern Asia.

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JoseD.Alicea 10 years ago
Little Bittern
Ixobrychus minutus Little Bittern

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1 Comment

MrsPbio 10 years ago

That beak looks like it can do some damage! Wow !

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Spotted on May 6, 2012
Submitted on Jul 4, 2013

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