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


Venezuela - May, 2000 © Allen Chartier  Cassino, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Aug, 2004 © Arthur Grosset  Usumacinta Marshes, Campeche, Mexico - Feb, 1992 © Cynthia A. Shepard 
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C. Central America; N. to se. c. South America;
Two populations;
(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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