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White-Faced Heron

White-Faced Heron

White-faced heron. Adult feeding on tadpole. Foxton Beach, November 2011. Photo by Phil Battley

First noted in the 1950s, the White-faced Heron now is one of our more common birds, and can be seen in a variety of habitats. It is at home in both field and shore. Can be an opportunistic feeder, including silvereyes and mice in the diet.
White-Faced Heron – NZ Birds on Line