American bittern

Noun.  A medium-sized bittern most commonly found in North America, scientific name ''Botaurus lentiginosus'', known for its resounding calls.Harris, M. 1999. "Botaurus lentiginosus" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed September 27, 2008 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Botaurus_lentiginosus.html. .

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