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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Ixobrychus
Higher classification  Heron
Order  Pelecaniformes
Family  Ardeidae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
Ixobrychus Picture of bukek mal Ixobrychus minutus Zwergrohrdommel Little
Mass  Little bittern: 59 – 150 g
Lower classifications  Little bittern, Least bittern, Yellow bittern, Cinnamon bittern, Black bittern

Bird of cyprus ixobrychus minutus little bittern

Ixobrychus is a genus of bitterns, a group of wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae. Ixobrychus is from Ancient Greek ixias, a reed-like plant and brukhomai, to bellow.


Ixobrychus Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus juvenile

It has a single representative species in each of North America, South America, Eurasia and Australasia. The tropical species are largely resident, but the two northern species are partially migratory, with many birds moving south to warmer areas in winter.

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The Ixobrychus bitterns are all small species, their four larger relatives being in the genus Botaurus. They breed in large reedbeds, and can often be difficult to observe except for occasional flight views due to their secretive behaviour. Like other bitterns, they eat fish, frogs, and similar aquatic life.

Ixobrychus Stripebacked Bittern Ixobrychus involucris Hotspot Birding

Woudaap zingend ixobrychus minutus little bittern


Ixobrychus Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis HBW Alive
  • Little bittern, Ixobrychus minutus
  • Black-backed bittern, Ixobrychus dubius
  • New Zealand bittern, Ixobrychus novaezelandiae (extinct)
  • Cinnamon bittern, Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
  • Stripe-backed bittern, Ixobrychus involucris
  • Least bittern, Ixobrychus exilis
  • Yellow bittern, Ixobrychus sinensis
  • Von Schrenck's bittern, Ixobrychus eurhythmus
  • Dwarf bittern, Ixobrychus sturmii
  • Black bittern, Ixobrychus flavicollis

  • Ixobrychus Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis HBW Alive


    Ixobrychus Wikipedia