Bird stories, American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)

Great American bittern has the power of emitting a light from its breast, equal to the light of a common torch, which illuminates the water so as to enable it to discover its prey.

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Ingersoll, Ernest, 1852-1946. Birds in legend, fable and folklore. New York, London Longmans, Green and co., 1923

Updated: May 11, 2013 — 9:34 pm

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