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|American bittern - alerted pose. |
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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- [2015-05-15 21:37]
Splendid capture of this shy bird with alert look. Sharp image with good details in plumage.
Thanks for the share,
fantastic picture with great natural colors and sharpness of that American bittern.
Agréable valorisation du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.