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Australian Bittern

Ixobrychus dubius Mathews, 1912

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Black-backed Bittern - Ixobrychus dubius John Graff 2012-11-02 North Sister West Swamp, Western Australia, Western Australia (Australia) (110 m) call, male -

Male Australian Little Bitterns (Black-backed Bitterns) making territorial call. Three call sequences, each from a separate individual. Birds calling from dense stands of the rush Baumea articulata in swamp.

Recording has been amplified significantly, and high frequency sounds have been quietened significantly.

Background chorus of the frogs Litoria moorei and Litoria adelaidensis (distorted)

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

165148
xeno-canto.org
Black-backed Bittern - Ixobrychus dubius Michael Daley 2016-12-27 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   43579301
macaulaylibrary.org
Black-backed Bittern - Ixobrychus dubius Liam Murphy 2017-11-30 Belmore Swamp at Seale Rd, Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   -   76768991
macaulaylibrary.org
Black-backed Bittern - Ixobrychus dubius Michael Daley 2018-01-20 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   82598011
macaulaylibrary.org
Black-backed Bittern - Ixobrychus dubius Michael Daley 2017-11-05 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   74187361
macaulaylibrary.org
Black-backed Bittern - Ixobrychus dubius Liam Murphy 2017-11-30 Belmore Swamp at Seale Rd, Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   -   76769021
macaulaylibrary.org
Black-backed Bittern - Ixobrychus dubius Michael Daley 2017-11-05 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   74187441
macaulaylibrary.org
Black-backed Bittern - Ixobrychus dubius A Smith 2016-12-14 Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Australian Capital Territory (Australia)   - Bird calling repeatedly in a large reedbed until about 15 minutes after sunrise. MCT 0513. Sunrise 0543. 42471901
macaulaylibrary.org
Black-backed Bittern - Ixobrychus dubius Chris Attewell 2018-12-18 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - Adult male calling from cumbungi clump. Recording begins and ends with soft ark-ark-ark call of the bittern. 129824931
macaulaylibrary.org
Black-backed Bittern - Ixobrychus dubius Richard Fuller 2018-01-17 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   82226561
macaulaylibrary.org
Black-backed Bittern - Ixobrychus dubius A Smith 2016-12-14 Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Australian Capital Territory (Australia)   - Bird calling repeatedly in a large reedbed until about 15 minutes after sunrise. MCT 0513. Sunrise 0543. 42471911
macaulaylibrary.org
Black-backed Bittern - Ixobrychus dubius Michael Dahlem 2016-12-08 Old Quipolly Dam (Quirindi), Liverpool Plains, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   - Recording edited to reduce background noise/sounds and then amplified 42603181
macaulaylibrary.org
Black-backed Bittern - Ixobrychus dubius Michael Daley 2018-01-20 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   82598141
macaulaylibrary.org
Black-backed Bittern - Ixobrychus dubius Liam Murphy 2017-11-30 Belmore Swamp at Seale Rd, Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   -   76769001
macaulaylibrary.org

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