Tag Archives: Ardeidae

Little Bittern ringtone


The Small Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) is a wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, native to the Ancient World, breeding in Africa, central and southern Europe, western and southern Asia, and Madagascar. Birds from temperate regions in Europe and western Asia are migratory, wintering in Africa and further south in Asia, while those nesting in the tropics are sedentary. It is rare north of its breeding array. Ixobrychus_minutus.mp3 (77 downloads)

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Eurasian Bittern ringtone


The Eurasian Bittern or Fantastic Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. Bitterns are thickset herons with bright, pale, buffy-brown plumage covered with dark streaks and bars, similar in appearance to the to the American Bittern, Botaurus lentiginosa. Botaurus_stellaris.mp3 (120 downloads)

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Purple Heron ringtone


The Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) is a wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, breeding in Africa, central and southern Europe, and southern and eastern Asia. The European populations are migratory, wintering in tropical Africa; the more northerly Asian populations also migrate further south within Asia. It is a rare but regular wanderer north of its breeding array. Ardea_purpurea.mp3 (60 downloads)

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