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Friday, March 29, 2013
283 - White-faced Heron
Today's little 5" x 7" study is another New Zealand species, a white-faced heron. It's a small heron - about the size of the tri-colored heron in North America. I see many more of them than I did when I lived in New Zealand years ago and my bird guide says they're 'an abundant native'. I've seen them in a variety of habitats: along the coast, amongst the mangroves and in paddocks. They're cute little guys!