Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus

The () is a wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, native to the Old World, breeding in Africa, central and southern Europe, western and southern Asia, and Australasia. Birds from temperate regions in Europe and western Asia are migratory, wintering in Africa and further south in Asia, while those nesting in the tropics are sedentary. It is rare north of its breeding range.

Factsheet: Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus (LC)


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Juan Manuel Ruiz Morales
Juan Manuel Ruiz Morales

Dear friends

I think this bird isn´t a Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) but a juvenile Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

All the best

Glenn Bartley

Juan, thanks for your correcting this mistake regarding the identity of this species.