Kōrero: Wetlands

Australasian bittern with chicks

Australasian bittern with chicks

Once common in coastal and inland swamps, Australasian bitterns are now one of New Zealand’s most threatened bird species. It is thought that fewer than 1,000 birds survive, in a few sites mainly in the North Island. They are secretive, usually coming out at night. They nest in tall rushes and reeds, and raise up to four chicks a year.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10028777
Photograph by M. F. Soper

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Peter Johnson, 'Wetlands - Wetland wildlife', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14350/australasian-bittern-with-chicks (accessed 13 April 2021)

He kōrero nā Peter Johnson, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007