Nankeen Night Heron

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Subject: Nankeen Night Heron
From: John Harris <>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 05:35:34 +0000

A single juvenile NNH has been behind my place in Ginninderra Creek on and off for a few months. During that time it has gradually morphed from juvenile plumage to adult plumage or almost so as I don’t get all that close and I mainly see it around dusk. If it is the same bird, then I suggest that once fully fledged and grown they lose their juvenile plumage within a few months.






From: shorty <>
Date: Monday, 2 October 2017 at 4:23 pm
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Subject: [canberrabirds] Nankeen Night Heron


I saw 3 birds this morning near Fulica hide, 1 adult and 2 immature? They have a black cap and plume but no rufous colour to it. I am just curious as to how old this bird may be?




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