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  Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus)

Little Bittern | Ixobrychus minutus photo
Little Bittern immature

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Little Bittern | Ixobrychus minutus photo
An adult during ringing in northern Italy

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LITTLE BITTERN FACTS

distribution map showing range of Ixobrychus minutus in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Ardeidae
Genus:Ixobrychus
Species:minutus
Common Name:Little Bittern

Relatives in same Genus
  Black Bittern (I. flavicollis)
  Yellow Bittern (I. sinensis)