Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: American Bittern

American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

Described by: Rackett (1813)
Alternate common name(s): North American Bittern
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, USA - Apr 8, 2007 © William Hull  Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, USA - Apr 8, 2007 © William Hull  Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, USA - Apr 8, 2007 © William Hull  Spring Grove Cemetary, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA - Apr 18, 2007 © William Hull  Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA - Mar 9, 2002 © Glen Tepke 
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North America from c. Canada to s. United States;
Se. Alaska, Canada from c. British Columbia, s. Mackenzie, n. Manitoba, n. Ontario, c. Quebec, Newfoundland s. in the United States to s. California, c. Arizona (formerly), n. New Mexico, n. Texas, c. Kansas, c. Missouri, n. Arkansas, c. and w. Tennessee, w. Kentucky, c. Ohio and s. Pennsylvania to the w. of the Appalachians of ne. West Virginia, e. Maryland, e. Virginia and North Carolina (Cape Hatteras) e. of the Appalachians and locally in w. Texas, Louisiana and Florida. Mexico s. to Puebla and Mexico.
Winters from s. British Columbia along the Pacific coast to the sw. states and from Cape Cod along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and the n. West Indies (Bahamas and Cuba).
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer: s. from c. BCO, s. MAC, Great Slave Lake, ALB, SAS, n. MAN, ONT, c. QUE from e. James Bay to the n. shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, NFD, NBR, PEI, NSC, WAS, ORG, s. CAL, IDH, NEV, UTH, MON, WYO, COL, n. NMX, NDK, SDK, NEB, n. OKA, MIN, IWA, MOU, n. ARK, WIS, MIC, ILL, IND, w. TEN, n. KTY, OHO, n. WVA, PEN, NYK, VMT, NHP, MAE, MAS, RID, CNT, NJY, e. MYD, DEL, e. VIR, e. NCA;
Winter: sw. BCO, w. WAS, w. ORG, w. CAL, s. NEV, ARZ, UTH, NMX, coastal s. MAS, RID, CNT, NYK, NJY, DEL, MYD, VIR, NCA, SCA, GEO, FLA, s. ALA, s. MIS, s. LOU, e. TEX.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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