|Great Egret Ardea alba, Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Canberra,|
displaying the typical heron characters including the neck kink.
(Pity about the shadow!)
|Great Egret Ardea alba and Little Egret Egretta garzetta Cairns, north Queensland;|
two egrets, two genera.
|Snowy Egret Egretta thula Arica, northern Chile (above) and|
White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae Canberra (below).
Egret and heron, same genus.
|White-faced Heron, National Botanic Gardens, Canberra.|
|Capped Heron Pilherodius pileatus, Peruvian Amazonia.|
|Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea, Arica, northern Chile, attacking fish.|
|Striated Heron Butorides striata, Fraser Island, Queensland.|
|Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra, south coast New South Wales.|
|Great Egret in the sea, Cape Hillsborough NP, central Queensland.|
|Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias, Fernandina, Galápagos.|
|Lava Heron Butorides sundevalli hunting, Isabela, Galápagos.|
|White-faced Heron, James River, Barkly Tablelands, Northern Territory.|
|Great Egret, Cairns, north Queensland.|
|Brolga Grus rubicundus, Clermont, central Queensland.|
|Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus, Cobbold Gorge, north Queensland.|
|White-necked Heron Ardea pacifica chicks, near Cunnamulla, southern Queensland.|
|Great Egret, Kakadu NP, with breeding flush to face, and black bill. |
When non-breeding (see top photo) face and bill are yellow.
|Snowy Egret with plumes, Arica, northern Chile|
|Great Egret with breeding plumes, Canberra.|
|Intermediate Egret with breeding plumes, only just visible on the back, Canberra.|
(Note too the colour of the face and bill, which are both yellow when not breeding.)
(to complete the heron story)
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