General Description

Upper body blue-grey with streaks of purple-green, shoulders white. Underparts, head and neck white. Throat and neck speckled black. Bill and legs black. Body up to 1 m long.


White-necked Herons feed on crustaceans, frogs, insects and fish. They mainly catch these in shallow water or wet grasslands.


Mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Freshwater wetlands and swamps.

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