Utah Bird Profile
American Bittern - Botaurus lentiginosus

Name roots: (OE. bittour, buttour, etc, - see L. roots -)  (L. boatum, "bellowing", tauri, "of a bull"; 
L. lentiginosus, "freckled")

In Utah:
characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a platform nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is a carnivore/insectivore/crustaceovore: water ambusher.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in wetlands habitat.

by Jack Binch

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