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American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) (Rackett, 1813)
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Order:
  Ciconiiformes
Family:
  Ardeidae

Scientific:
  Botaurus lentiginosus
Citation:
  (Rackett, 1813)

Protonym:
  Ardea lentiginosa

Avibase ID:
  13E9F9B48CD5A08A

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174856

Geographic range:

  • Botaurus lentiginosus: Alaska to Mexico; winters to Panama and West Indies
Source: Clements checklist 2012

English:
  American Bittern
Czech:
  bukač severoamerický
German:
  Nordamerikanische Rohrdommel
Danish:
  Amerikansk Rørdrum
Spanish:
  Avetoro Lentiginoso
Finnish:
  amerikankaulushaikara
French:
  Butor d'Amérique
Icelandic:
  Reyrþvari
Italian:
  Tarabuso americano
Japanese:
  amerikasankanogoi
Japanese:
  アメリカサンカノゴイ
Dutch:
  Noord-Amerikaanse Roerdomp
Norwegian:
  Amerikarørdrum
Polish:
  bak amerykanski
Portuguese:
  Abetouro-lentiginoso
Russian:
  Американская выпь
Slovak:
  bučiak hnedokrký
Swedish:
  Amerikansk rördom
Chinese:
  美洲麻鳽


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Birdlife checklist version 05:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Birdlife checklist version 06:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Butor d'Amérique ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Butor d'Amérique ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Clements 1st edition:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Clements 3rd edition:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Clements 4th edition:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Clements 6th edition:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
eBird version 1.50:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
eBird version 1.52:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
eBird version 1.53:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
eBird version 1.54:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   North American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
James Lee Peters:
    Botaurus lentiginosus
James Lee Peters (original):
    Botaurus lentiginosus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Botaurus lentiginosus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   American Bittern ( Botaurus lentiginosus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Botaurus lentiginosus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Bitó americà
Czech: Bukac severoamerický, bukač severoamerický
Welsh: Aderyn-bwn America
Danish: Amerikansk Rørdrum
German: Amerikanische Rohrdommel, Nordamerikanische Rohrdommel, NordamerikanischeRohrdommel
English: American Bittern, Bittern, Bog-pumper, Booming Bittern, Dunk-a-doo, Freckled Heron, Indian Hen, North American Bittern, Poke, Stake Driver, Stake-driver
Spanish: Ave Toro, Aventoro Lentiginoso, Avetoro Americano, Avetoro común, Avetoro Lentiginoso, Avetoro lentiginosos, Avetoro Norteño, Guanabá, Guanabá Rojo, Martinete, Mirasol Lentiginoso, Yaboa Americana
Spanish (Costa Rica): Avetoro norteño
Spanish (Cuba): Guanabá Rojo
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Ave Toro, Guanabá, Martinete
Spanish (Honduras): Avetoro común
Spanish (Mexico): Avetoro Americano, avetoro norteño
Estonian: habehüüp
Basque: Bitó americà
Finnish: Amerikankaulushaikara
Faroese: Amerikanskur mækjuglámur
French: Butor américain, Butor d'Amérique
Irish: Bonnán Meiriceánach
Galician: Abetouro americano, Bitó americà
Haitian Creole French: Makwali ameriken
Hebrew: אנפה מסורטטת אמריקאית
Hungarian: amerikai bölömbika
Icelandic: Reyrþvari
Italian: Avetoro, Tarabusco americano, Tarabuso americano
Japanese: amerikasankanogoi
Japanese: アメリカサンカノゴイ
Latin: Botaurus lentiginosus
Lithuanian: Amerikinis baublys
Dutch: Amerikaanse Roerdomp, Noordamerikaanse Roerdomp, Noord-Amerikaanse Roerdomp
Norwegian: Amerikarørdrum
Polish: bak amerykanski, bąk amerykański
Portuguese: Abetouro-americano, Abetouro-lentiginoso, Tarabuso-americano
Russian: Американская выпь, Выпь американская
Slovak: Bučiak hnedokrký
Slovenian: severnoameriška bobnarica
Swedish: Amerikansk rördom, Amerikansk rördrom, Amerikansk rördrum
Turkish: Amerika balabani, Amerika Balabanı
Chinese: 美洲麻鳽

 

         

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