The White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica) can sometimes be seen at some of the semi-permanent waterholes in the gorges around Australia.

The following heron was seen at Ormiston Gorge and also at the nearby Glen Helen Gorge.

Check out our Fauna section and Bird index on the White-necked Heron.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Pelecaniformes
  • Family: Ardeidae
  • Genus: Ardea
  • Species: A. pacifica
  • Binomial name: Ardea pacifica