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LITTLE BITTERN (Ixobrychus minutus)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

Vagrant. Three positive records. Recorded for Lord Howe Island by Ramsay (1882), but no further details were given. One found exhausted by Ray Shick on 1 October 1960, subsequently died (Hindwood 1961; McKean & Hindwood 1965; AM O.39841). Shick told Hindwood he had captured a Little Bittern on the Group about 1940. One found live at Moseley Park in autumn 1980, later found dead by Micke Nichols (G. Fraser in litt.). 

 
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