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Stripe-backed Bittern (Ixobrychus involucris)

Order: Pelecaniformes | Family: Ardeidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Buenos Aires, Argentina

stripe-backed_bittern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Buenos Aires, Argentina

stripe-backed_bittern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. San Jeronimo, Chile

stripe-backed_bittern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Buenos Aires, Argentina


Identification & Behavior: ~33 cm (13 in). The Stripe-backed Bittern is overall brown with distinctive stripes on the back, neck, and breast. They are secretive and forage by perching on vertical reeds or cattail over the water. Similar to juvenile Striated Heron, female and juvenile Least Bittern, and to the much larger Pinnated Bittern.

Status: The Stripe-backed Bittern is a rare Austral migrant to Southeast Peru. Most sight records come from the Department of Madre de Dios. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Mirasol Listado.

Sub-species: Stripe-backed Bittern (Ixobrychus involucris) Vieillot, 1823.

Meaning of Name: Ixobrychus: Gr. Ixias= stick, reed, and brychus, brukhomai= down (bottom of a stick). involucris: L. involvere, invólocro= wrap, for wrapping.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.

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