Bittern
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Source: Koninklijke Bibliotheek - Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts Copyright 2002 Koninklijke Bibliotheek / Used by permission Manuscript description Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB, KA 16, Folio 78v


 

Bittern

Latin name: Onocratulus

Other names: Bittore, Bucio, Butor, Mirdromel, Raredumle

A bird that makes a booming noise

 

 
General Attributes

The bittern is a bird that puts its beak in the water or into reeds and makes a booming noise, which can be heard for two leagues at dawn.


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