You step outside one day to see a bird like this on your roof. What’s that bird? He aha tērā manu?
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Answer: it’s a White-Faced Heron or Matuku Moana:
Identification: Length: 67 cm; Weight: 550 g
Similar species: Reef heron, Pacific heron
A medium-sized blue-grey heron with white face, long dark grey bill, and pale yellow legs. In flight the open wings show a marked contrast between the pale grey fore-wing and dark grey main flight feathers on both the upper and lower surfaces.