While part of the heron family, the bittern is known to be much more secretive than their whanau. You are more likely to hear these bog-dwelling birds before you see them, particularly in mating season when the males are trying to attract females with their foghorn-like “WHOOM”. A vote for bittern is a vote for wetland protection!
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Clever, cryptic and critically endangered. A vote for the Matuku Bittern is a vote for wetlands!