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White-faced Heron

Scientific Name: Egretta novaehollandiae

Description: This bird is a common inhabitant of wetlands, tidal estuaries and occasionally rocky reefs. It feeds by stalking and stabbing at small fish, crustaceans, frogs and other aquatic fauna.

In early spring White-faced Herons build a flat, stick nest in a tall tree and raises up to five or six young. It is a resident species seen around the Bluff and estuary throughout the year.

Type: Bird
Where to find: Estuary, Intertidal Reef
Size: 70cm