Least Bittern Identification

Adult Description

  • Tiny heron.
  • Long neck.
  • Long bill.
  • Crown and back black or dark brownish.
  • Neck and sides warm orange-brown.
  • Front of neck and chest striped orange and white.

Immature Description

Similar to adult female, with paler and browner crown.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 11.0-14.2 in (28-36 cm)
    • Weight: 1.8-3.6 oz (51-102 g)
    • Wingspan: 16.1-18.1 in (41-46 cm)