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White-faced Heron
A White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) in breeding plumage searching for trapped bait fish at low tide. It is a common bird throughout most of Australasia, relatively small for a heron, ranging from 60–70 centimetres (24–28 in) in height. The White-faced heron uses a variety of techniques to find food including standing still and waiting for prey movement, walking slowly in shallow water, wing flicking, foot raking or even chasing prey with open wings, generally feeding solitarily or independently in small groups.Photo credit: Noodle snacks

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