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Systematic classification and distribution
Species: B. stellaris
It is a rather rare species in Italy and is found in some Central-Northern wetlands, from Umbria to Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Unlike what happens with other species, the winter bittern population increases: in fact, to the nesting quota, there is a substantial number of individuals who choose our country to spend the winter months, and especially groups from central Europe Northern (Germany and Poland) and the Baltic area (Latvia, Sweden and Finland).
-Botaurus stellaris stellaris
- Botaurus stellaris capensis
Bittern - Botaurus stellaris (photo Oasi Gabbianello)
Bittern - Botaurus stellaris (photo Emanuele Stival www.ornitologiaveneziana.eu)
Bittern - Botaurus stellaris (photo www.robertocobianchi.net)
Length: 75 cm
Weight: 1.200 gr
Wingspan: up to 110 cm
It has a mottled plumage, which allows it to blend in with the reeds, the environment in which it lives and reproduces. The line similar to the bellow.
It lives and nests in swamps, marshes, reeds, marshes and rice fields.