least bittern


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Noun1.least bittern - small American bitternleast bittern - small American bittern    
bittern - relatively small compact tawny-brown heron with nocturnal habits and a booming cry; found in marshes
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Least bittern, a secretive marsh species, delighted Fermi birders (including me) in July.
Migrating ducks are common visitors, along with wild turkey, least bittern, Mississippi kite, red-headed woodpecker, and wood thrush.
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Scientists consider many species among these to be threatened or in need of special protection, including: Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, Least Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Northern Pintail, Blue-Winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, American Widgeon, Northern Harrier, Harris' Hawk, Short-eared Owl, Cinnamon Teal, Redhead Duck, Least Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpipe and Wilson's Phalarope.
Four of these species, the American Bittern, Least Bittern, Black-crowned Night-Heron, and Black Tern, are listed among Indiana's endangered species (Buskirk 1993).