Australasian bittern

Australasian bittern

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Botaurus poiciloptilus

The Australasian bittern, also known as the brown bittern or matuku hūrepo, is a large bird in the heron family Ardeidae. A secretive bird with a distinctive booming call, it is more often heard than seen. Australasian bitterns are endangered in both Australia and New Zealand.

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Distribution

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Australasian bittern habitat map

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Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

References

1. Australasian bittern Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australasian_bittern
2. Australasian bittern on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22697353/93610014
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/165265

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