White-Faced Heron

Egretta novaehollandiae (Latham, 1790)

Body grey, face white, breast feathers brown-purple. Bill dark brown and legs yellow. White-faced Herons feed in shallow water on intertidal mud flats and reefs, and also in pastures. They eat crustaceans, fish, insects and worms.

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What habitats does Egretta novaehollandiae live in?

Wetlands, swamps, coastal bays and inlets

What is the distribution of Egretta novaehollandiae?

Mainland Australia and Tasmania

How big does Egretta novaehollandiae grow?

Body up to 70 cm long

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