Kōrero: Herons

Reef heron

Reef heron

Reef herons are found around many New Zealand coasts, but being primarily a tropical species they are more common in Northland and become scarcer further south. They live on rocky shores, mudflats and among mangroves, but not on sandy beaches. When stalking prey they crouch over the water like a coiled spring, suddenly unfurling their neck as they pounce.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10025552

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Herons - Other herons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6433/reef-heron (accessed 9 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015