• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Great Bittern
Rivers diorama
Estuaries diorama
Lake ecosystem

Photo of the Great Bittern, Botaurus stellaris. Lonely bitterns feed on fish, eels, amphibians and invertebrates and hunt along the reed margins in shallow water. During the day they remain hidden behind the reeds while they are active for foraging after the sunset.