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Nankeen (Rufous) Night Heron
Nycticorax caledonicus
Nankeen Night Heron

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia
Nankeen Night Heron

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia
Bird Family :"Egrets and Herons"
Description :Common local species. Length 59cm. Seen during the day roosting insuburan mango trees, roost in trees close to water by day, also under wharves. Call is deed croaks. Feeds nocturnally.
Typical Habitat :Swamps, intertidal flats, estuaires and rivers.
Distribution :Common Australia wide, except the arid interior.
Migration :Resident / migrant (numbers higher in winter). Beeding colony of 1000 to 1500 nest in mangroves at the mouth of the Bohle River. Main breeding season, September to December.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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