Pale-grey heron with white face and yellow legs. Immature: paler; less white on face; legs greenish yellow.
Forest Coastal Grassland Wetlands, Frequents lakes; swamps; estuaries; mangroves; dams; tidal mudflats and grasslands throughout Australia.
Breeds most of the year, depending on food supplies. 3 to 6; pale bluish green, nest of sticks in trees. Incubation 24-26 days by both sexes, young fledge in 40 days.
Kakadu National Park
Carnivore, Aquatic animals and insects; Crustaceans; squid; fish; insects; amphibians; spiders; snails and worms.
|| White-faced Heron
|| Egretta (Ardea) novaehollandiae
|| Least Concern
|| 650-690 mm.
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