TITLE

Bittern

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Bittern, a bird of the heron family. It has a short, stocky body, a long, pointed bill, and olive or yellow legs. The American bittern is 24 to 34 inches (60 to 86 cm) long. It is brown with black streaks along the sides of the neck. The chin and throat are white with brown streaks. When it stands still, with its bill thrust upward, the bird can barely be distinguished from the surrounding reeds and grasses.
ACCESSION #
37309853

 

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