PIED HERON FACTS
The Pied Heron is grey with a yellow bill and legs. The top of the head and crest is black and face and neck are white. Immature are brown or grey above with no crest and have white head, neck and underside.
Pied Egret, White-headed Egret
43cm - 48cm
edges of swamps, lakes, lagoons, mangroves, mudflats
fish, frogs, crustaceans, insects
The Pied Heron builds a platform of sticks in a tree. They nest in colonies - often with other species of heron. Three to six blue-white eggs are laid.
coastal northern Australia from Kimberleys in Western Australia round to Townsville in Queensland
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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Relatives in same Genus
Great Egret (A. alba)
Cattle Egret (A. ibis)
Intermediate Egret (A. intermedia)
Pacific Heron (A. pacifica)
Great-billed Heron (A. sumatrana)