White-faced Heron
Immature
Murray Mallee Region
White-faced Heron
Standing
 
    
White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Bird (Aves)
Order: Stork (Ciconiiformes)
Family: Heron (Ardeidae)
Species: White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)
This Photo:     In Flight

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee & Adelaide Hills
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 © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 31-Jan-2012
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)