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Old Apr 1, 2005, 6:42 AM   #1
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Does anyone know what kind of bird is this?

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Old Apr 1, 2005, 7:10 AM   #2
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if im right its a Heron
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Old Apr 1, 2005, 7:16 AM   #3
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if im right its a Heron
That's what I thought too but here in Australia, they called it Egret. So I'm a bit confused. :-)
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There are many "Herons."

An Egret is a type of Heron, or a family of Herons, within the broader definition.

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That is an odd one. If you filled in your location as Australia, it would have helped a bit.

I've seen many herons in the US, but none exactly like that. The closes I can think of is our Little Blue Heron. It has a white phase and it then turns blue. Maybe this one is almost done changing to blue but isn't done yet? Just a wild guess.

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This is a Little Blue Heron...
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The bird in question is a Gray Heron.
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That is an odd one. If you filled in your location as Australia, it would have helped a bit.

I've seen many herons in the US, but none exactly like that. The closes I can think of is our Little Blue Heron. It has a white phase and it then turns blue. Maybe this one is almost done changing to blue but isn't done yet? Just a wild guess.

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Thank you for the help.

The bird's picture was taken in Wollongong, a coastal city in New South Wales (East Coast). About 80km south of Sydney.

I saw this bird quite often even in city's parks. I also did saw a similar bird but in all white colour. I'll see if I can find the picture of the white's bird.
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The bird in question is a Gray Heron.
Thank you so much for the help.

I love taking wildlife pictures but I have very limited knowledge about birds. You guys here are really great.
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