Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus


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O’Donnell, C. F. J. 2011. Breeding of the Australasian Bittern (Botaurus poiciloptilus) in New Zealand. Emu 111: 197-201.

Pickering, R.; Gole, C. 2008. Swan coastal plain Australasian Bittern surveys 2007-2008.

Smith, P. J., Smith, J. E., Pressey, R. L., and Whish, G. L. 1995. Birds of particular conservation concern in the Western Division of New South Wales: distribution, habitats and threats. Occasional Paper 20. New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, Sydney.

Further resources

IUCN SSC Heron Specialist Group

Australian Govt - Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000 - Recovery Outline

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Species factsheet from HeronConservation - The IUCN-SSC Heron Specialist Group

Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Botaurus poiciloptilus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/06/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/06/2020.