White-necked Heron
Murray Mallee Region
White-faced Heron
In Flight
White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Storks (Ciconiiformes)
Family: Heron (Ardeidae)
Species: White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)
This Photo:     Immature

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA & Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere
Tall, long yellow legs, white face, grey feathers, black beak, long grey neck.
Immature birds can be differentiated from adults by their rufous breast and less distinct border of the white face.

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 29-Nov-2015
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)