Least Bittern
Ixobrychus exilis
(L 13" WS 17" Wt 2.8 oz)
Commonly straddles reeds...and
thus can feed in deep water.
So. Padre Island
Birding & Nature Ctr
14Apr2014
 We need the tonic of wildness, to
wade sometimes in marshes where the
bittern and the meadow-hen lurk...
(Henry David Thoreau)
 SPECIES
STATUS IS
ENDANGERED IN
ILLINOIS