Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns :: Great Bittern
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris
Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Eurasian Bittern, African Bittern, Common Bittern, Bittern
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeW. Europe to e. Asia; S. Africa;
(1) Se. Angola, nn. Zambia, s. Tanzania, Malawi, c. Mozambique, e. Namibia, nw. Botswana, e. South Africa.
(2) Europe from s. British Isles, and s. Scandinavia in s. Sweden and Finland (Liminka Bay, Oulu Province) e. to c. Russia (Ufa) and s. to Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, England, n. West Germany, Denmark, s. to w. Slovakia (Senne), Hungary (Apaj Puszta, Kiskunsag and Hortobagy National Parks), Turkey, s. Russia, n. Iran, Afghanistan and Sardinia, n. Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and from c. Siberia (Aral Sea, Lake Balkhash, Lake Baikal) to Yakutia, Amurland, Ussuriland, Sakhalin Is., n. Manchuria, nw. Mongolia, w. China (Shantung s. to Hopeh), n. Japan (Hokkaido).
Disperses to n. and c. Africa, Greece, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan (Sind), n. India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Burma, Malaya, Thailand, Cambodia, c. Annam, n. Laos, e. China (Yangtze Valley s. to Kwangtung, Kwangsi, sw. Yunnan) and Taiwan.
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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Massaciuccolis Oasis
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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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