Nankeen Night Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus australasiae)
Nankeen Night Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus australasiae), Herdsman Lake, WA, Australia
The nankeen night heron (Nycticorax caledonicus) also commonly referred to as the rufous night heron, and in Melanesia as melabaob, is a medium-sized heron. It is found in Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, and throughout much of Australia except the arid inland. A small colony has also established near Whanganui, New Zealand.