Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus

Family: Ardeidae (Herons)

Authority: (Wagler, 1827)

Red List Category

Criteria: C1

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because it has a very small and rapidly declining population owing to the loss and degradation of its wetland habitats. Urgent action is a priority to halt declines in Australia.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 10,300,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - Australia
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Botaurus poiciloptilus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/10/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/10/2022.