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AMERICAN BITTERN | by cuatrok77
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AMERICAN BITTERN

FIELD MARKS-mottled brown upperparts and brownish neck streaks.contrasting dark flight feathers are conspicuos in flight;note also that wings are longer, narrower, and more pointed, not rounded as in night- heron,-juvenile lacks neck patches. when alarmed,freezes with bill pointing up,or flushes with rapid wingbeats.

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Taken on January 10, 2014