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White-fronted heron

Egretta novaehollandiae

Description:

650mm. Pale blue-grey with long yellow legs and white face. A long thin neck and long narrow grey and black bill.

Habitat:

Local reserve with wetlands.

Notes:

The plumage still showed signs of the wispy breeding feathers but as there is a drought here they probably didn't produce offspring this season. The only heron recorded breeding in Tasmania (inbreeding :) Such a grey day - a grey bird says it all.

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5 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks Hemma.

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

stunning.

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Great, congrats!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks Satyen. I'm trying a camera with a little more zoom so birds are now remotely possible :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Nice pics Argy!

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.28

Spotted on Mar 22, 2013
Submitted on Mar 22, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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