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
Measurements
  • 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)