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White-fronted heron

Egretta novaehollandiae


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


Local reserve with wetlands.


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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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Thanks Hemma.

Hema 5 years ago


Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago

Great, congrats!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

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

Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago

Nice pics Argy!

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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