Driving south from Kaitaia this afternoon I came across this bird north of Moerewa. It was alone, feeding in a field near stockyards, and about the size of a Pukeko - I've included an uncropped shot showing a nearby Pukeko for size comparison.
Any thoughts? What I find interesting is the bird's yellow legs. Apologies for the image quality - the bird was some distance away.
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- Oscar Thomas
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It could be a leucistic White-faced Heron. I think I have heard of one in that region, previously.
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Looks that way, thanks Bruce and Oscar.