Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Wild Bird Wednesday 386 - Pied Heron

The Pied Heron (Egretta picata) is a small heron found in areas close to the coast of Northern Australia.  It's also found on some of the islands to the north of Australia.

This bird is about 50cm long, and the grey/blue cap and crest show that it is an adult bird.  This bird was feeding in the shallow water on a very hot day at Mamukala Wetlands in Kakadu National Park.

As you can see from some of the pictures - there were a good number of bird about that day.







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20 comments:

  1. That is a striking contrast between its upper and lower plumage. I guess it looks like the sky to the fish and resembles the dark water to its enemies above.

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  2. Its colours are pretty.
    All the best!

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  3. It resembles the blue herons we have herein the summer.

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  4. Great shots of this very attractive small heron,

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  5. Good shots of the Pied Heron...Pretty colors..they look like our Blue Herons which I think may be a bit bigger..No birdies to share this week..

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  6. Very beautiful bird !!!!
    You are lucky Stewart.
    Have a good day.

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  7. Beautiful heron! I don't believe I've ever heard of this one.

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  8. A very elegant Heron Stewart Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a great week ahead

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  9. Hari OM
    Oh, the balance, the shaping, the posing... gorgeous! YAM xx

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  10. Lovely photos, well done Stewart. Have a good week Diane

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  11. What a lovely bird! That white neck and throat is wonderful.

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  12. Tolle Fotos !
    Ich kenne nur die weißen Fischreiher, die bei uns vorkommen.
    Danke fürs verlinken meines Beitrags.
    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland

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  13. These are just wonderful shots!!!
    Have good Day
    Elke

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  14. Wonderful shots you created, Stewart

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  15. What a beautiful bird! Excellent work.

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  16. Beautiful pictures of this nice little heron, We haven't such herons in the Netherlands. Greetings Caroline

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  17. With your series of photos we can see the stealth of the heron as it tries to get within reach of dinner to spear it. Such a cute little thing!

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  18. Yes, I think we saw this little guy in Corroboree Billabong in the NT. I really want my husband to get a birding lens as he enjoys photographing birds. Happy travels.

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