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Little Bitterns

(Ixobrychus minutus)


Little Bitterns (Ixobrychus minutus) are native to much of Europe, Africa and Asia. they are small birds, only 25-35cm long and weighing only 60-150 gramm.. Bitterns are herons and the Little Bittern may be the smallest heron species of all. They feed on all kinds of invertebrates, small reptiles, amphibians, fish and may also take other birds' eggs. Usually, the birds are found hidden among the reeds growing along a river or lake

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Spotted on Feb 5, 2012
Submitted on Feb 20, 2012

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