Definition of Ixobrychus exilis
1. Noun. Small American bittern.
Generic synonyms: Bittern
Group relationships: Genus Ixobrychus, Ixobrychus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ixobrychus Exilis
Literary usage of Ixobrychus exilis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1915)
"... of the common Least Bittern, Ixobrychus exilis (Gml.) as I have wholly satisfied myself by an examination of specimens, which vary among themselves as ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1909)
"Ixobrychus exilis (Gmelin). Least bittern. Common summer resident. The average date of spring arrival is May 15, the earliest May-9, 1908. ..."