BITTERN, AMERICAN
Summary information for BITTERN, AMERICAN
Common Name BITTERN, AMERICAN
Scientific Name BOTAURUS LENTIGINOSUS
Status NONGAME, STATE ENDANGERED, STATE RANK S1, GLOBAL RANK G4
Primary Habitat Association "Wetland matrix"
Preferred Habitat "Occur in marshes, wet meadows and sloughs with emergent vegetation and permanent water 8-13 inches deep."
Distribution "Occurs statewide *01*. Rare summer resident (south), uncommon transient, accidental winter resident *02*."
Known to
occur in
these
counties:
BOLLINGER, BOONE, BUCHANAN, CALLAWAY, CAPE GIRARDEAU, CHARITON, CLINTON, GENTRY, HOLT, JACKSON, LAFAYETTE, LINCOLN, LINN, MACON, MILLER, PERRY, PIKE, PLATTE, RANDOLPH, RAY, SALINE, SCOTT, ST. CHARLES, ST. CLAIR, ST. LOUIS, STODDARD, VERNON, WAYNE

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