Kevin Evans, Former CEO, National Parks Association of NSW
The largest of the Australian Egrets is the Eastern Great Egret (Ardea modesta) standing almost 1.5m high and weighing in at 1.5kg. A truly majestic bird Eastern Great Egrets can be distinguished from other egret species by the length of its neck, which is greater than the length of its body.
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An ambitious citizen science survey has reconfirmed previous research demonstrating the importance of urban natural habitat in supporting bird diversity in suburban areas.
Over a thousand people from across Australia participated in the summer Bathing Birds survey developed by the National Parks Association of NSW, in partnership with Birds in Backyards and the University of Sydney.
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