Common name: Little bittern
Scientific name: Ixobrychus minutus
Nutrition: Insects, frogs, tadpoles, small fish, molluscs, crustaceans.
Features: It is approximately 35 cm long, it has a wingspan of 52-58 cm and a weight of 73-172 g. The beak is yellowish, the top of the head and upper parts are dark. In the male the upper part of the head and the back are black and in general the colours are more vivid. It is a great migrator; it winters in sub-Saharan Africa. It frequents fresh and brackish water areas rich in vegetation.
Curiosity: At the first signal of danger, it camouflages itself in the environment, assuming an upright position and avoiding movement.