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Eurasian Bittern

Botaurus stellaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Бугай | Выпь
adult

2015-08-08
Yagotin
© Oksana Raldugina

Description

Background color of Great Bittern is clayey-buff; each feather is black-brown mottled. Forehed, crown and nape are black-brownish. There are no differences in seasonal and age plumages. Bill, legs and skin near eyes are greenish-yellow; legs are slightly greener than bill; claws are black-brown, eyes are yellow. Sizes: wing 320-350, tail 113-116, tarsus 96-102 mm.

References

"Птицы Казахстана" том 1. "Наука". Алма-Ата, 1960.

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