Matuku moanaWhite-faced heron

Conservation status
Doing OK

Seen stalking prey along coastlines, hunting small fish, crabs, tadpoles, and frogs. Sometimes they even follow rain to moist pastures to look for small insects and worms at 500m altitude.  They will always have their eye on you so take care when around them. They will take flight when you are too close.

White Faced Heron

Photo: © Stefan Marks