Eurasian Bittern

Taxidermy case of male and female Eurasian Bittern by Edward Hart (winter snow scene).

Taxidermy case of male and female Eurasian Bitterns by Edward Hart (winter snow scene).

This pair of Bitterns were shot and mounted by taxidermist and wildfowler, Edward Hart in Christchurch Harbour, Hampshire in 1879. In the printed catalogue of his museum in Christchurch of 1913, Hart notes Bitterns as a "winter visitor, in some years very numerous".

Taxidermy case of male and female Eurasian Bittern (snow scene). According to Edward Hart, writing on 23 April 1927, 'Left (no.1): adult female, right (no.2): adult male. Both shot by me in Christchurch Harbour, December 1879. Sexes alike; summer and winter plumage the same. Mounted by me'.

Taxidermy case of male and female Eurasian Bittern (snow scene). According to Edward Hart, writing on 23 April 1927, 'Left (no.1): adult female, right (no.2): adult male. Both shot by me in Christchurch Harbour, December 1879. Sexes alike; summer and winter plumage the same. Mounted by me'.

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