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Water bird and well known in Australia. Soft grey feathers, lighter belly and white face, pointed, long grey beak, long yellow legs. feeds on aquatic/marine animals such as frogs, crustaceans, also eats small birds, rodents and insects. Call is usually a croak either short or extended call.
Found throughout Australia where bodies of water exist. This one on coastal mangrove swamp.
Photo shows a crab the bird has collected in its beak.