Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: Pinnated Bittern
Pinnated Bittern Botaurus pinnatus
Described by: Wagler (1829)
Alternate common name(s): South American Bittern
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeC. Central America; N. to se. c. South America;
(1) E. Mexico (coastal s. Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, n. Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo), Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador.
(2) S. Nicaragua, Costa Rica (Guanacaste, Cartago), Colombia (Patia and Cauca Valleys), ex. nw. Ecuador, Venezuela (Merida, Aragua, Guarico, se. Bolivar), Trinidad (Caroni Swamp and Nariva Swamp), Guyana, Surinam, Guiana, c. and e. Brazil (Pernambuco and Bahia to Mato Grosso and Sao Paulo), Paraguay, Uruguay and n. Argentina (s. to Cordoba and n. Buenos Aires).
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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