Little Bittern ??? Juvenile

To: 'Denise Kay' <>, 'Canberra Birds' <>
Subject: Little Bittern ??? Juvenile
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2019 02:13:22 +0000

Not that I would expect Denise or people at the airport to have on hand, cages suitable for birds with very extendable necks and dagger-like bills but by my looking at the cage, it could be hazardous for anyone carrying it or even for the bird. Anyway congratulations for anyone involved in reporting, catching and rescuing it.




From: Denise Kay [
Sent: Monday, 31 December, 2018 6:18 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Little Bittern ??? Juvenile


This turned up at the airport, trapped in the airlock part of the Departure doors . 



Is it a Little Bittern it is 12 -15 cm .







Denise Kay

Flying Fox Coordinator

ACT Wildlife




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