Upper body blue-grey with streaks of purple-green, shoulders white. Underparts, head and neck white. Throat and neck speckled black. Bill and legs black. Body up to 1 m long.
White-necked Herons feed on crustaceans, frogs, insects and fish. They mainly catch these in shallow water or wet grasslands.
Freshwater wetlands and swamps.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern