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 rectangular piece of chipboard in a standing position with feet together with neck and beak facing same direction as feet pointing. In fair condition - small amount of loss to skin on legs. Outermost tip/claw missing from outer toe on right foot.
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Nationally endangered bird native to New Zealand.
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