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White-faced Heron

Egretta novaehollandiae

Description:

One of NZ's most common larger birds. It is a very elegant blue-grey bird. Very distinctive yellow legs and long sharp grey beak. Constantly wading through the shallows

Habitat:

They feed in wet areas and on the edges of lakes.

Notes:

This adult was spotted being followed by a well grown but still juvenile bird. Poor photo attached, hope to get better one.

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3 Comments

CEM_Kinloch
CEM_Kinloch 4 years ago

Thanks both of you for the compliment

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triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Nice photo, great first spotting!

CEM_Kinloch
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CEM_Kinloch

Waikato, New Zealand

Spotted on Mar 25, 2017
Submitted on Mar 25, 2017

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