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Black Bittern
Ixobrychus flavicollis
Black Backed Bittern

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia
Bird Family :"Egrets and Herons"
Description :Uncommon local species. Length 66cm. Call is deep repetitive notes. Secretive. Eats insects, crustaceans, frogs and fish. Nest in colonies.
Typical Habitat :Mangroves and creek vegetation.
Distribution :Locally common to uncommon to coastal areas, from Broome to Brisbane.
Migration :Resident / breeding. Main breeding season, September to January.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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