Eukaryota >Animalia > Chordata > Aves > Pelecaniformes > Ardeidae > Ardea > Ardea sumatrana
Australias largest heron, it hunts its prey in shallow water.
Great-billed heron - Ardea sumatrana on the Daintree River - Photo by Alex Pawlow
It either waits motionless, or slowly stalks small fish, crustaceans.
We often see this magnificent bird on the Daintree River and the Mossman River during boat tours.
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