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NANKEEN NIGHT HERON (Nycticorax caledonicus)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

Nankeen night heron

Vagrant. Three positive records. Recorded for the Group without details by Ramsay (1882). Seen by Michael Sharland at Old Settlement Beach in December 1928 (Sharland 1929). One seen by Glenn Holmes, Mike Carter and John Izzard in mangroves at the mouth of Soldiers Creek in February and March 1986 (G. Holmes & M.J. Carter in litt.). On 21 July 2013 one flushed at the creek behind Old Settlement Creek by Ian Hutton and confirmed Hank Bower; still oresent 4 August 2013.


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