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Australasian Bittern
Category:
Endangered Animal

Australasian Bitterns are large stocky birds.

They live in freshwater wetlands with tall, dense vegetation, estuarine and brackish wetlands and sometimes flooded pastures.

They have a foghorn like call and eat fish, eels, frogs, crustaceans, insects, reptiles, small mammals and birds.

You can spot the Bittern at Deep Creek and Narrabeen Lagoon.