Animals + Wildlife Bittern
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Copyright: Birdwatch Ireland
Image Size: 1000 x 700    Uploaded on: 02/12/2008
County: Unknown   Rating: 

Licence: Creative Commons Licence

This dead bittern was photographed by Eugene Archer. Bitterns are a type of wading birds in the heron family Ardeidae. Bitterns usually frequent reedbeds and similar marshy areas, and feed on amphibians, reptiles, insects, and fish. Bitterns fly with their necks retracted, not outstretched.

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