American Bittern

Botaurus lentiginosus
An American Bittern specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Fairly common breeding bird in tidewater habitats. Arrives in March, breeds in May and June, and departs by November. Sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

Date: Not known; 1891 or earlier
Collected By: Not known
Locality: Not known
Sex: Not known
Catalog ID: 117765