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The White-faced Heron is mostly light blue-grey in colour, with a characteristic white face. In flight, the dark flight feathers of the wing contrast with the paler grey plumage, making this bird easily identifiable when viewed from below. It has a long, slim neck and a pointed grey-black bill. The legs are long and dull yellow in colour. Sexes are similar. When breeding, the birds have long feathers (nuptial plumes) on the head, neck and back.
Canon 7D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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west byron wetlands, australian wildlife, water bird, byron bay, egretta novaehollandiae, white faced heron, blue crane, grey herons, northern rivers, sunset

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  • LisaMM
    LisaMMalmost 2 years ago

    wonderful

  • Many thanks Lisa!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

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