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Botaurus lentiginosus
Stake-driver Stake"-driv`er, n. (Zo["o]l.) The common American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus); -- so called because one of its notes resembles the sound made in driving a stake into the mud. Called also meadow hen, and Indian hen.
Botaurus stellaris
Bittern Bit"tern, n. [OE. bitoure, betore, bitter, fr. F. butor; of unknown origin.] (Zo["o]l.) A wading bird of the genus Botaurus, allied to the herons, of various species. Note: The common European bittern is Botaurus stellaris. It makes, during the brooding season, a noise called by Dryden bumping, and by Goldsmith booming. The American bittern is B. lentiginosus, and is also called stake-driver and meadow hen. See Stake-driver. Note: The name is applied to other related birds, as the least bittern (Ardetta exilis), and the sun bittern.

Meaning of Botaurus from wikipedia

- Botaurus is a genus of bitterns, a group of wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae. The genus name Botaurus was given by the English naturalist James...
- living relative is the pinnated bittern (Botaurus pinnatus) from Central and South America. The generic name Botaurus was given by English naturalist James...
- flavicollis) Botaurus contains the larger bitterns: American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosa) Eurasian bittern or great bittern (Botaurus stellaris) South...
- the American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus), the pinnated bittern (Botaurus pinnatus) and the Australasian bittern (Botaurus poiciloptilus). Two races...
- The pinnated bittern (Botaurus pinnatus), also known as the South American bittern, is a large member of the heron family (Ardeidae) found in the New World...
- The Australasian bittern (Botaurus poiciloptilus), also known as the brown bittern or matuku hūrepo, is a large bird in the heron family Ardeidae. A secretive...
- referred to as egrets or bitterns rather than herons. Members of the genera Botaurus and Ixobrychus are referred to as bitterns, and, together with the zigzag...
- bittern Botaurus stellaris 9 Australasian bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus 10 American bittern Botaurus lentiginosus 11 Pinnated bittern Botaurus pinnatus...
- (Panurus biarmicus) Reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) Great bittern (Botaurus stellaris) In Australia, reedbeds provide cover for gr****birds (Megalurus...
- (Botaurus stellaris), and its use as name of the instrument refers to the sound produced. The mating call or contact call of the male Buhay (Botaurus stellaris)...
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