Forest bittern

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Forest bittern
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - ZMA.AVES.5154 - Zonerodius heliosylus Lesson, 1828 - Ardeidae - skin specimen.jpeg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Ardeidae
Genus: Zonerodius
Salvadori, 1882
Z. heliosylus
Binomial name
Zonerodius heliosylus
Lesson, 1828
Zonerodius heliosylus map.svg

The forest bittern (Zonerodius heliosylus) is a bird indigenous to New Guinea. It is the only member of the genus Zonerodius and is also known as the New Guinea tiger heron.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Zonerodius heliosylus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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