PACIFIC HERON FACTS
The Pacific Heron has a white head and neck and dark grey body and wings, with black bill and black legs. No other Australian heron has these colours. The breeding plumage has maroon coloured plumes on the back and wings. Immatures are buff white colour.. It has white patches on leading edge of the wings that are visible in flight.
White-necked Heron, White-necked Crane
75 - 105cm
shallow freshwater, wet grassland.
fish, frogs, insects
builds nest of sticks in tree about 6-18 m above ground. Lays 3-4 blue-green eggs.
found throughout most of Australia where there is suitable habitat. Uncommon in Tasmania
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Pacific Heron|
Relatives in same Genus
Great Egret (A. alba)
Cattle Egret (A. ibis)
Intermediate Egret (A. intermedia)
Pied Heron (A. picata)
Great-billed Heron (A. sumatrana)