Bittern, Australasian

General plumage brown, mottled with golden buff on surface. Lower surface light brown. Head and nape brown with pale spots. Thin brown bars on side of neck and thighs. Long solid legs for swampland habitat. Longish slightly curved beak. Mounted on a piece of plywood in a walking condition with head extended out horizontally. Feathers on breast hanging down. In fair condition.
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