White-faced Heron
Immature, Wings
White-faced Heron
Immature, rear
White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Storks (Ciconiiformes)
Family: Heron (Ardeidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)
This Photo:     🔍Immature, anterior🔎

Thank you Dianne Clarke for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills, the Riverland 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.

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This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)