(Australian) Little Bittern

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Subject: (Australian) Little Bittern
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 10:10:16 +1100

With respect to my below comment on the ‘widespread species’, Steve Holliday and John Leonard have quickly pointed out that this is now our own Australian Little Bittern according to the new Christidis & Boles.  Thanks also to David Nowell for drawing attention to the value of obtaining images of subspecies (as we thought this was!).


The Acrocephalus might need to sail again.




From: Geoffrey Dabb [
Sent: Saturday, 9 February 2008 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Little Bittern


As the water-borne strategy had demonstrated its effectiveness, I was prompted to re-launch after a very long interval the ‘Acrocephalus’, an ancient cut-off Canadian ....


I shall probably not make the effort to get video as the IBC website is well-served with footage from Europe of this widespread species.


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