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Great-billed Heron
Ardea sumatrana
Great Billed Heron

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia

Photo courtesy of Ian Clayton
Bird Family :"Egrets and Herons"
Description :Uncommon local speices. Length 110cm. Pairs along most of the mangrove creeks in the area, seen at Goondi Ck. oppsite trawler marina. Hunts insects, crustaceans, frogs and fish in water and insects on land.
Typical Habitat :Mangroves, mudflats, grassy verges along rivers.
Distribution :Uncommon. Coastal areas from the Kimberley to Rockhampton.
Migration :Resident / breeding. Colonial nesting. Main breeding season, October to February.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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