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AUSTRALASIAN BITTERN (Botaurus poicilopterus)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

Vagrant. One positive record. Apart from MacGillivray’s possible record (see Some additional historical information in Results), one specimen was purchased by the Australian Museum from E.H. Saunders in August 1888. (Hindwood 1940; AM O.2396). Saunders was present on Lord Howe Island in late 1887.

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