Fine bill is black; with yellowish base to lower mandible, contrasting with bright-yellow facial skin. Legs and feet black with yellow soles. Breeding plumage: ribbon like head-plumes, plumes on head back and breast. Immature: yellow-green facial skin, grey-green legs.
Diurnal, Nomadic Large wading birds, feeds along and defends its feeding area from other birds. Little Egrets rarely enter water deeper than 10cm Forages alone. Often nervously active, dasking about in sahllow water, raising and fluttering wings.
Coastal Wetlands, and inland mud flats around Australia; mangroves; tidal estuaries; salt marshes; inland waters and fringing forest; floodplains.
Breeds throughout year. 3 to 6; bluish green, nest of sticks in trees. Both males and females, incubating the eggs for 21-27 days. Young fly after 35-50 days
Kakadu National Park
Carnivore, Aquatic animals.
|| Little Egret
|| Egretta (Ardea) garzetta
|| Least Concern
|| 560 mm.
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