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Nankeen Night Heron

Ngalkaning are nocturnal and known to visit garden ponds in search for frogs and fish.

Water Birds Frog Ponds Wetland

Noongar Names: Ngalkaning

Scientific Name: Nycticorax caledonicus

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Habitat clearing

Will they visit?: Nankeen Night Herons visit home gardens located near wetlands and waterways

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Nests built in wetland vegetation

Diet: Insects, fish, frogs, reptiles and other small animals

Water: Frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Nankeen Night-Herons help control pests within the ecosystem. If you want to know more about native birds visit BirdLife Australia. You can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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