Kotuku, the White Heron

This magnificent wetlands bird visited the valley on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in March 2008 and stopped to feed and rest in the Pohangina Wetlands.

Egretta alba modesta is found world-wide, but is rare in New Zealand with less than 200 birds breeding on the banks of the Waitangitun Stream, a kahikatea swamp land in South Westland.

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