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Nankeen Night Heron

Nycticorax caledonicus


Also referred to as the Rufous Night Heron. "The Nankeen Night Heron is a stocky heron with rich cinnamon upperparts, white-buff underparts, a black crown, and yellow legs and feet. The head is large, the neck short (giving a stooped appearance), and the legs relatively short." (Birdlife Australia - )


Roosting in a tree growing amongst the rocks at Adcock Gorge.


We had gone for a swim (there was still plenty of water considering the lack of rain previous wet season) and I had looked back up into this tree and saw this bird! Of course, it was much harder to find when I got out to try and take a photo but I did get a pic at least enough to identify it :)

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Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Sep 25, 2016
Submitted on Oct 16, 2016

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