09 November, 2009

Little Egret

Scientific Name: Egretta garzetta

Population Estimate: 640K - 3.1M

Range / Habitat: Europe, Africa, and most of Asia except the southeast

Field Notes: Its plumage is all white. The subspecies garzetta has long black legs with yellow feet and a slim black bill. In the breeding season, the adult has two long nape plumes and gauzy plumes on the back and breast, and the bare skin between the bill and eyes becomes red or blue. Juveniles are similar to non-breeding adults but have greenish-black legs and duller yellow feet. has yellow feet and a bare patch of grey-green skin between the bill and eyes.

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