Botaurus poiciloptilus  

Australasian Bittern (Botaurus poiciloptilus)
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© Vik Dunis 2011
Troups Creek Wetlands, VIC (Jun, 2011)

Some of my fellow Bushpeers have photos of an Australasian Bitterns on the ground. This is not normal.

What is normal is the view I got. An Australasian Bittern flushed from the reeds and disappearing into the distance. This is the only view I believe anybody gets.

I share with you my view in the photo above.

I wouldn't bother looking at those other photos if I were you. I think they probably found a dead bird and stood it up.

Australasian Bittern (Botaurus poiciloptilus)

Australasian Bittern