“* Fishing in the Mangroves *

by Carolyn Connolly.
Gallery Photo

A White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) looking for fish on the shore of the Camden Haven River at Dunbogan, on the Mid-North Coast of NSW, Australia...

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"White-faced Herons are the most commonly seen herons in Australia. They are found throughout the mainland and Tasmania, and most coastal islands. They also occur in Indonesia, New Guinea, New Caledonia and New Zealand... White-faced Herons can be found anywhere where there is water, from tidal mudflats and coastal reefs to moist grasslands and gardens... The White-faced Heron feeds on a wide variety of prey, including fish, insects and amphibians. Food is obtained in a variety of ways, such as walking and disturbing prey, searching among damp crevices or simply standing in the water and watching for movement."

Refer: http://birdsinbackyards.net/species/Egretta-novaehollandiae

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Captured late afternoon, in early summer, on the 25th of December 2006...

Category: ~ Animals ~


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