bittern bittern

Definition(s):

  • (n) relatively small compact tawny-brown heron with nocturnal habits and a booming cry; found in marshes

Usage(s):

  • A skulking coyote preys on the well-camouflaged heron and bittern and the nimble marmot and badger.

News

  • Rare bird returns after 150 years to Ireland

    The bittern, a bird not seen in Ireland in 150 years has returned to breed there according to birdwatchers. Three have been spotted in County Wexford, driven there from France say the experts by the freezing weather on the continent.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Irish Central

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Quotes

  1. "It's the home of the skylark, the bittern, the buzzard and the hare," said Alan Smith, chairman of redbox.
    on Jan 19, 2010 By: Alan Smith Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "Thanks to the policies of this Labour government, wild bird numbers, after decades of decline, are now recovering," Mr Bradshaw said, with a straight face, even though Tories were laughing their heads off. "Bittern, corncrake and bunting are...
    on Feb 10, 2005 By: Ben Bradshaw Source: guardian.co.uk

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