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Booming activity of male Bitterns Botaurus stellaris in relation to reproductive cycle and harem size

Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) Science Article 1 abstract The relationship between vocalization rate and nesting parameters in the polygynous Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris was studied in a breeding population of eastern Poland. There was a difference between individuals in mean length of boom train and males with high booming rate had longer boom trains. No […]


American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) Science Article 2 abstract An effective and efficient bird monitoring program is challenging to develop, given the different level of intensity of monitoring and the statistical vigor that monitoring programs must meet to effectively address specific objectives. I evaluated the marsh bird monitoring program established at Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge (AGNWR) […]

Geographical variation, sex and age in Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris using coloration and morphometrics

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) Science Article 1 abstract Biometrics, plumage and bare-part colour of 87 Great BitternsBotaurus stellarisfrom the UK,France, Italy, Poland and Belarus, of known sex (sexed by behaviour, DNA or dissection),were analysed to provide reliable sexing and ageing criteria for this little-known species,and to investigate geographical variation in biometrics. Four parameters were analysed: […]

Upland Nesting of American Bitterns, Marsh Hawks, and Short-Eared Owls

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) Science Article 4 abstract Nests of American bitterns lentiginosus) marsh hawks (Circus cyaneus), and short-eared owls (Asio u ually found in wetland habitats. Although large marshes containing dense stands of bulrushes (Scirpus), (Typha) , or other wetland vegetation are favored nesting cover , these birds have also been reported to nest […]

Copulatory Behavior of the American Bittern

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) Science Article 3 abstract There appears to be almost no detailed information on the behavior associated with copulation in the American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus); Palmer (Ed., 1962, Handbook of North American birds, vol. 1, New Haven, Yale Univ. Press) has summarized the fragmentary notes on this species. The comparable behavior of […]

Australasian Bittern (Botaurus poiciloptilus)

[order] CICONIIFORMES | [family] Ardeidae | [latin] Botaurus poiciloptilus | [authority] Wagler, 1827 | [UK] Australasian Bittern | [FR] Butor d’Australie | [DE] Australische Rohrdommel | [ES] Avetoro Australiano | [NL] Australische Roerdomp Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Botaurus poiciloptilus AU sw, se Australia, New Zealand Genus Botaurus is a genus of bitterns, a […]

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)

[order] CICONIIFORMES | [family] Ardeidae | [latin] Botaurus lentiginosus | [authority] Rackett, 1813 | [UK] American Bittern | [FR] Butor d’Amerique | [DE] Nordamerikanische Rohrdommel | [ES] Avetoro Lentiginoso | [NL] Noordamerikaanse Roerdomp Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Botaurus lentiginosus NA widespread Genus Botaurus is a genus of bitterns, a group of wading bird […]