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Australasian bittern

(Botaurus poiciloptilus)

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Description

The Australasian bittern (Botaurus poiciloptilus),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.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Pelecaniformes
Family:Ardeidae
Genus:Botaurus
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