Least Bittern

Ixobrychus exilis
A Least Bittern specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common permanent resident. Most abundant mid-April to mid-September, breeds from late April to early August. Found in tall grass and sedge marshes. Sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

Date:  1842
Collected By:  Wm Walker
Locality:  Washington, DC
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  12628