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  • White-necked Heron

  • Ardrea paifica
  • The White-necked Heron is a large heron with a white head and a long white neck with a double line of black spots running down the front. The upperparts of the body are dark slatey-grey, with plum-coloured nuptial plumes on the back and breast during the breeding season. Underparts are grey streaked with white. The bill is black, the naked facial skin is blue or yellow, the eyes are green, and the legs and feet are black.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=241
  • Song link
  • « Back to Catalog
  • White-necked Heron

  • The White-necked Heron is a large heron with a white head and a long white neck with a double line of black spots running down the front. The upperparts of the body are dark slatey-grey, with plum-coloured nuptial plumes on the back and breast during the breeding season. Underparts are grey streaked with white. The bill is black, the naked facial skin is blue or yellow, the eyes are green, and the legs and feet are black.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Pacific Heron
  • Scientific name
  • Ardrea paifica
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 189
  • Size
  • 76-106cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=241
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/white-necked-heron