White-faced Heron
Immature
Murray Mallee Region
White-faced Heron
Standing
 
                      
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:     In Flight

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

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Adelaide Hills, Riverland and possibly 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 © 2012-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 31-Jan-2012
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)