Eurasian Bittern

Botaurus stellaris - Butor étoilé

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Pelecaniformes

  • Family
    :

    Ardéidés

  • Genus
    :

    Botaurus

  • Species
    :

    stellaris

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 80 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 125 à 135 cm.
  • Weight
    : 900 à 1100 g
Longevity

11 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Eurasian Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) is a species of bird in the Ardeidae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Botaurus stellaris stellaris (Europe to e Asia)
  • Botaurus stellaris capensis (southern Africa)

Foreign names

  • Butor étoilé,
  • Avetoro Común,
  • Abetouro,
  • Rohrdommel,
  • Bölömbika,
  • Roerdomp,
  • Tarabuso eurasiatico,
  • Rördrom,
  • Rørdrum,
  • bučiak veľký,
  • bukač velký,
  • Rørdrum,
  • kaulushaikara,
  • Grootrietreier (Roerdomp),
  • bitó comú,
  • Sefþvari,
  • bąk (zwyczajny),
  • lielais dumpis,
  • bobnarica,
  • Большая выпь,
  • サンカノゴイ,
  • 大麻鳽,
  • นกยางแดงใหญ่,
  • 大麻鷺〔大麻鳽〕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land

Geographic range

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