White-faced Heron

To: Martin Butterfield <>, Bill Hall <>
Subject: White-faced Heron
From: Wayne Gregson <>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2018 07:45:19 +0000
I’ve seen this once myself some years ago by the Federal Highway.  I assumed the bird was eating maggots!
Wayne Gregson
Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] White-faced Heron
HANZAB notes only one confirmed case of this species eating carrion.  Other possible cases are thought to have been eating flies on the corpse.  So yes, unusual.
On Mon, 8 Oct 2018 at 17:16, Bill Hall <> wrote:

This afternoon about 4km south of Queanbeyan a White-faced Heron feeding/pecking on a kangaroo carcass (more than 2 weeks old). Unusual behaviour??


Bill Hall

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