Body mottled and streaked yellow-brown and dark brown. Bill yellow, feet yellow-green. Body up to 72 cm long.
Australasian Bitterns are solitary birds. They roost and feed in areas with dense reeds or sedge grasses. When disturbed, they stand motionless with their bill pointed skyward.
Freshwater wetlands and swamps.
South-western and south-eastern Australia.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Endangered
- EPBC Act 1999 : Endangered
- IUCN Red List : Endangered