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White-faced Heron

The White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae, shown in non-breeding plumage) is a relatively small heron that is common throughout most of Australasia. First described by John Latham in 1790, adults range in size from 60 to 70 centimetres (24 to 28 in) in length.

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