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White-Faced Heron

Egretta novaehollandiae


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.


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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