Herons (Ardeidae)

North American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) - HBW 1, p. 428

French: Butor d'Amérique German: Nordamerikanische Rohrdommel Spanish: Avetoro Lentiginoso
Other common names: American Bittern

Taxonomy: Ardea lentiginosa Montagu, 1813, Piddletown, Dorset, England.
May form superspecies with B. pinnatus, and these two sometimes included within B. stellaris superspecies. Monotypic.

Distribution: N and C America, from S and C Canada to Panama; West Indies.

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