least bittern

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Synonyms for least bittern

small American bittern

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Chicago Botanic Garden yielded least bittern, upland sandpiper and hoary redpoll.
Cienega de Santa Clara supports species such as the Yuma clapper rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis) and least tern (Sterna antillarum), which are listed by Mexico as endangered, and the least bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) and elegant tern (Sterna elegans), which are listed by Mexico as threatened.
The least bittern (right) also makes its nest above the marsh water - well hidden among the cattails.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Prothonotary Warbler, Least Bittern, Roseate Spoonbill, Snowy Egret, Wood Stork and Painted Bunting are just some of the birds that draw wildlife connoisseurs.
The abundance of purple loosestrife in New York's non-wooded wetlands might explain why marsh-dependent birds such as the black tern, least bittern, American bittern, pied-billed grebe, Virginia rail and sora have declined during the last 30 years.
of great blue herons, green herons, great egrets, black-crowned night herons, Virginia rails, soras, American and least bitterns, common moorhens, pied-billed grebes, American coots, and American bitterns.