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White-Faced Heron

Egretta novaehollandiae

Description:

The White-faced Heron is light blue-grey in colour, with a white face. It has a long, slim neck and a pointed grey-black bill. The legs are long and dull yellow in colour. Sexes are similar. When breeding, the birds have long feathers (nuptial plumes) on the head, neck and back.

Habitat:

Anywhere where there is water, from tidal mudflats and coastal reefs to moist grasslands and gardens.


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2324, New South Wales, Australia

Lat: -32.66, Long: 152.15

Spotted on Jul 11, 2012
Submitted on Jul 11, 2012

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