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White-faced Heron

Egretta novaehollandiae


I think this is a white-faced heron. Relatively small for a heron with a conspicuous white head.


Spotted in some ornamental gardens in Nelson, NZ.


The bird was building a nest, flitting between picking sticks up from the ground and apparently assembling them haphazardly in a high branch of a nearby tree.

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1 Comment

ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Very striking bird!! Nice series!

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Nelson, New Zealand

Spotted on Oct 22, 2012
Submitted on Nov 2, 2012

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