New York Natural Heritage Program
Least Bittern
Ixobrychus exilis (Gmelin, 1789)
Birds
Kingdom: Animalia

      Phylum: Craniata

           Class: Birds (Aves)

                Order: Pelicans and Cormorants (Pelecaniformes)

                     Family: Herons, Bitterns, and Egrets (Ardeidae)