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White-faced Heron

Egretta novaehollandiae

Description:

The White-faced Heron is mostly light blue-grey in colour, with a characteristic white face. In flight, the dark flight feathers of the wing contrast with the paler grey plumage, making this bird easily identifiable when viewed from below. It has a long, slim neck and a pointed grey-black bill. The legs are long and dull yellow in colour. Sexes are similar.

Habitat:

White-faced Herons are the most commonly seen herons in Australia. They are found throughout the mainland and Tasmania, and most coastal islands. White-faced Herons can be found anywhere where there is water, from tidal mudflats and coastal reefs to moist grasslands and gardens.

Notes:

This series was taken early in the morning and the sun was rising. They flew in and landed on the tree, making a perfect photo! An ibis flew past just at the right moment too!

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3 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri a year ago

Lovely Pictures,

Megs18
Megs18 a year ago

Thanks mdwildlife! Yes, the sun did a great job in putting some lovely lighting on this photo.

mdwildlife
mdwildlife a year ago

The lighting on this first shot is incredible! and the angle on the second shot is pretty funny. Nice series

4551, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -26.82, Long: 153.12

Spotted on Jun 17, 2012
Submitted on Jun 17, 2012

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