Egretta novaehollandiae (Latham, 1790)

White-faced Heron
White-faced Heron
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Sunday, 9 June 2019
Location: 
Red Rock Estuary
White-faced Heron
White-faced Heron
Photographer: 
Bob Edgar
Date: 
Saturday, 10 February 2018
Location: 
Red Rock
White-faced Heron
White-faced Heron
Photographer: 
Neil Vaughan
Date: 
Wednesday, 21 March 2103
Common name: White-faced Heron
Distribution:

Found throughout the Australian mainland and Tasmania, and most coastal islands. It also occurs in Indonesia, New Guinea, New Caledonia and New Zealand.

Ecological Notes:

Can be observed in a variety of wetland habitats: they occur on reefs, in rock pools and mudflats by the coast, in estuaries and saltmarsh, swamps, rivers, drains and at farm dams; they even occur in pasture and hypersaline wetlands. The White-faced Heron feeds on a wide variety of prey, including insects, amphibians and fish.

Additional Notes:

Prey is obtained in a variety of ways, including walking and disturbing prey, searching among damp crevices or simply standing in the water and watching for movement.

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