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Species Details

Common Name Little Egret
Scientific Name Egretta garzetta
Species Group Birds Egrets Herons and Storks
Status Frequent
Interest Level
2
Visabile
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
  • 12 - December
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A white heron with black bill and black legs

Identification Notes
  • A rarity until the 1980's but now our most common heron/egret species
  • Always immaculately groomed in white but the black legs and bill distinguish it from other white egrets which also tend to be much rarer
  • Can now be seen not only on the coast but on rivers, lakes and ponds inland too  
Primary Habitat
Preferred Environment
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