American Bittern

Family: Ardeidae

Size: It measures approximately 61 to 86 cm.

Longevity: The lifespan of American bittern is approximately 8 years.

Habitat: It lives in freshwater and saltwater marshes.

Food: The diet of the American Bittern consists of insects, amphibians, crayfish, as well as fish and small mammals.

Did you know that when in danger, the American bittern can blends in with the vegetation? It points its bill toward the sky and moves to the rhythm of the surrounding plants.