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Object: New Zealand Little Bittern, Ixobrychus novaezelandiae; holotype

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Registration Number OR.000644
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Ciconiiformes
Family Ardeidae
Scientific name Ixobrychus novaezelandiae
Type status holotype
Identified by Purdie, Alexander
Identified date 1871
Common / Maori name New Zealand Little Bittern, Kaoriki
Country collected New Zealand
Region collected South Island
Precise locality Head of Lake Wakatipu
Collected by Worthington, John
Section Birds

Holotype of New Zealand little bittern (Ixobrychus novaezelandiae), collectedat Lake Wakatipu sometime before 1871, and purchased from Otago Museum in 1907.

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