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Rufous Night Heron

Nycticorax caledonicus

Description:

'a compact heron with large head and stooped posture. The crown and back of neck is black. The back is rufous red and underside is creamy white with buff tinge. During breeding the head has two or three long slender plumes. It has yellow legs and feet. Immatures are pale grey-brown streaked with white on head and chest.'

Habitat:

Found at a storm water drain near a busy road a highway off ramp. Usually found 'margins of rivers, swamps, dams, mangrove estuaries'

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 18, 2015
Submitted on Feb 3, 2016

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