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Little bittern chicks - Ixobrychus minutus <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62014/little_bittern_-_ixobrychus_minutus.html" title="Little bittern - Ixobrychus minutus"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/1332/62014_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1631145610&Signature=OAB8Jys99PaQFeMjebXnp8rS4cs%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Little bittern - Ixobrychus minutus https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62631/little_bittern_chicks_-_ixobrychus_minutus.html Animal,Animalia,Ardeidae,Aves,Bird,Bulgaria,Chelopechene wetland,Chordata,Europe,Geotagged,Ixobrychus minutus,Little Bittern,Little bittern,Nature,Pelecaniformes,Summer,Wildlife" /></a></figure> Animal,Animalia,Ardeidae,Aves,Bird,Bulgaria,Chordata,Europe,Geotagged,Ixobrychus minutus,Kisimovi dupki,Little Bittern,Little bittern,Nature,Pelecaniformes,Summer,Wetland,Wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

    comments (5)

  1. Beautiful pair of babies! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks, in fact they were 3 or 4, but the others were permanently moving around and hiding in the reeds. Posted 3 years ago
  2. Nicely composed, Jivko! Loving your summer shots. Well, all your shots, really :) Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you, Ferdy! I do my best! Posted 3 years ago
  3. Gorgeous! So lovely to see chicks! Posted 3 years ago

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The Little Bittern is a wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, native to the Old World, breeding in Africa, central and southern Europe, western and southern Asia, and Madagascar. Birds from temperate regions in Europe and western Asia are migratory, wintering in Africa and further south in Asia, while those nesting in the tropics are sedentary. It is rare north of its breeding range.

Similar species: Pelicans, Herons, Ibises
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Jul 8, 2018. Captured Jul 6, 2018 08:19 in Unnamed Road, 4130 Belozem, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/6.3
  • 1/4000s
  • ISO1000
  • 560mm