Forest Bittern

The Forest Bittern is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Forest Bittern, Zonerodius heliosylus, is a bird indigenous to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It is the only member of the genus Zonerodius and is also known as the New Guinea Tiger Heron. References - * BirdLife International (2008). Zonerodius heliosylus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 3 February 2009. More

Forest Bittern Zonerodius heliosylus (H): One was calling in the distance at Akame Lodge one night. THRESKIORNITHIDAE Australian White Ibis Threskiornis molucca: A few at Brown River. Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia: 11 birds at Moitaka were a surprise, this is a very scarce species. PANDIONIDAE Osprey Pandion haliaetus: A single near Hisiu. ACCIPITRIDAE Crested Hawk (Pacific Baza) Aviceda subcristata: Seen well at Pokili, Kiunga and Tabubil. More

Order : Ciconiiformes
Family : Ardeidae
Genus : Zonerodius
Species : heliosylus
Authority : (Lesson, 1828)