Common Names: American bittern, bog bumper, stake driver, thunder pumper, bog bull
Sub-category: Bitterns, Herons, & Egrets
A wading bird of the heron family. It is 23-33 inches in length, with a 36-45 inches wingspan and a body mass of 0.82-2.36 lbs.
The American Bittern is usually well-hidden in bogs, marshes and wet meadows.
The American bittern is protected under the United States Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. It is also protected under the Canadian Migratory Birds Convention Act of 1994 to which both Canada and the United States are signatories.
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