Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) juvenile
An immature Little Bittern in the open, but still in water
Author: Marek Szczepanek (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pkuczynski/Marek_Szczepanek)
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The little bittern
or common little bittern
) is a wading bird in the heron
. Ixobrychus minutus
is native to the Old World, breeding in Africa, central and southern Europe, western and southern Asia, and Madagascar.