White-faced Heron

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Subject: White-faced Heron
From: Maryanne Gates <>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2018 11:05:57 +0000
As the Bird Coordinator for Wildcare Queanbeyan, I get regular calls about White faced herons hanging around the kangaroo carcasses.  I assume they are eating the bugs hanging around the carcasses.


On Mon, 8 Oct 2018 at 18:45, Wayne Gregson <> wrote:
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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