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White-faced Heron

Egretta novaehollandiae


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


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


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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CEM_Kinloch 4 years ago

Thanks both of you for the compliment

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triggsturner 4 years ago

Nice photo, great first spotting!

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Waikato, New Zealand

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

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