Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: Dwarf Bittern
Dwarf Bittern Ixobrychus sturmii
Described by: Wagler (1827)
Alternate common name(s): African Dwarf Bittern, Rail Heron
Old scientific name(s): Ardeirallus sturmii
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RangeAfrica s. of the Sahara;
Mauritania, Senegambia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, nw. and se. Angola, s. Chad, Central African Republic, s. Sudan, c. Ethiopia, s. Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, n. Tanzania, se. Zaire, Zambia, Malawi, s. Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, c. Namibia and e. South Africa (w. Natal, Transvaal). Ranges widely throughout Africa.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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