Secretive bittern of forested waterways. Found on water courses from large rivers to small creeks, and permanent swamps provided there is tall, shady, fringing vegetation such as rainforest, dense sclerophyll or Melaleuca woodland or vine thickets. Feeds in shallows mainly by standing and waiting for prey at dawn and dusk. Usually seen when flushed or perching quietly in trees above water.
The Australian Bird Guide, Peter Menkhorst et al
|Bird, water and shoreline
|Ardiedae (Herons & Bitterns)
|Photo taken at Eungella by Marlis Schoeb