Black-backed Bittern

To: 'shorty' <>, "" <>
Subject: Black-backed Bittern
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2016 07:06:44 +0000

Nice photo. It is a male Little Bittern. I did not know the name Black-backed Bittern. A quick look in books doesn’t reveal it. Strangely Cayley’s book uses that name as an alternate for the Brown Bittern, which does not suit it, as it doesn’t have a black-back.




From: shorty [
Sent: Sunday, 18 December, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Black-backed Bittern


Got to see him this morning in front of Cygnus hide. A few have been reporting it as heard on e-bird recently.

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