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WHITE-NECKED HERON (Ardea pacifica)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

White-necked heron

The first record on Lord Howe Island was 6 March 2014. Leon Brice and Jack Shick saw this bird in the creek running through a paddock to the south of Capella Lodge. The bird has stayed at least a week. Other LHI birds such as Currawongs, Kestrels and Magpie-larks harrass the bird when it takes flight. There are reports that this species was seen in New Zealand for the first time in 2012 and again in 2013. Following wet seasons, numbers on the south coast of New South Wales have been up from 2010 to 2014

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