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Tooborac State Forest--North West Dam
List:
Pelecaniformes > Ardeidae

White-faced Heron

Egretta novaehollandiae

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Identification

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Small gray heron with a white face and yellowish legs. Common around wetlands, parks, and gardens. Often solitary. When disturbed it makes a grunting cough noise as it flies away. Young birds lack the white face so beware confusion with all-grey Pacific Reef-Heron, which has chunkier legs and more uniformly dark gray belly; found along rocky coast.

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