Morwell National Park Online
Scientific Name :
Common Name :
A long-legged wading bird to 700mm, with a long down-curved bill. The bill and head are black, the head being bare of feathers. The back, wings and tail are glossy black, with a metallic sheen. The underparts and neck are white. In breeding plumage there are yellow straw-like plumes on the breast and front of the neck. The legs are blackish.
Wetlands, both inland and coastal. Often feed in large flocks in wet grasslands.
Throughout Australia, when suitable habitat is available. Very uncommon in the Park, but occasionally seen in paddocks adjacent to the Billys Creek flats.
View At 50%
View At 100%