French: Onoré phaéton German: Bindenreiher Spanish: Avetigre papúa
Other common names: New Guinea Tiger-heron
Lesson and Garnot, 1828,
W Papuan Is (Salawati), New Guinea lowlands and Aru Is.
65–71 cm. Medium-sized, brown and buff-striped heron, with black crown, long bill, dark brown back and wings (finely barred buff), whitish rump and lower back, with... read more
Vocalizations very poorly known, with only a low grunting described, but a bittern-like booming has... read more
Little known. Always found along streams and rivers or by pools and swamps in densely forested... read more
Food and feeding
Very little known. Diet includes crayfish and other crustaceans (including crabs), small fish, water beetles, other insects, snakes and... read more
Very little information. Season presumably related to monsoon; in S of central mountain ridge, probably Apr–Jun. Solitary breeder.... read more
No evidence of any kind of movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, with an estimated population of fewer than 10,000 individuals within an overall range of 625,000 km².... read more
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