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American bittern


American bittern
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-14 21:23
Viewed: 3891
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this elusive bird today in a local pond. A new species for me.

The American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) is a wading bird of the heron family (Ardeidae).
Although common in much of its range, the American bittern is usually well-hidden in bogs, marshes and wet meadows. Usually solitary, it walks stealthily among cattails or bulrushes. If it senses that it has been seen, the American bittern becomes motionless, with its bill pointed upward, causing it to blend into the reeds. It is most active at dusk. More often heard than seen, this bittern has a call that resembles a congested pump.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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Hello Mario,
Beautiful.......just next to my house there is a pond where Yellow Bittern, Pond Heron and Egret use to come. Nice to see this well detailed picture.
TFS and regards,
Srikumar

Bonjour Mario,
Agréable valorisation du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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