Bitterns, Egrets, and Herons are closely related with some dispute as to classification. However, these birds are long-legged freshwater and coastal.

There is minimal sexual dimorphism making it difficult to tell male from female.

Some species prefer a specific diet of crustaceans while other species eat a variety of aquatic animals to also include reptiles, fish, and insects.
16-A4-0416-A4-0516-A4-0616-A4-1116-A4-1216-A4-13