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Botaurus
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American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Aequorlitornithes
Clade: Ardeae
Clade: Aequornithes
Family: Ardeidae
Subfamily: Botaurinae
Genus: Botaurus
Stephens, 1819
Species

B. lentiginosa
B. stellaris
B. pinnatus
B. poiciloptilus

Botaurus is a genus of bitterns, a group of wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae. It has a single representative species in each of North America, Central and South America, Eurasia and Australasia.

Species



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