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The American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) is a species of wading bird of the heron family ( Ardeidae ). It has a Nearctic distribution, breeding in Canada and the northern and central parts of the United States, and wintering in the southern United States, the Caribbean islands and parts of Central America. It is a
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