The white-faced heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) also known as the white-fronted heron, and incorrectly as the grey heron, or blue crane, is a common bird throughout most of Australasia, including New Guinea, the islands of Torres Strait, Indonesia, New Zealand, and all but the driest areas of Australia.
It is a medium-sized heron, pale, slightly bluish-grey, with yellow legs and white facial markings. It can be found almost anywhere near shallow water, fresh or salt, and although it is prompt to depart the scene on long, slow-beating wings if disturbed, it will boldly raid suburban fish ponds.
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Hello, great series on your White-faced Heron. It is a beautiful bird. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend. PS, thanks also for the comment on my blog.ReplyDelete
Hello! Wonderful photos! It is an nice looking heron.ReplyDelete
Great pictures. Yet another new Heron species for me.ReplyDelete