INTERMEDIATE EGRET FACTS
The Intermediate Egret is intermediate in size between the Little Egret and the Great Egret. It is white with yellow bill and grey legs. In the breeding season the bill turns reddish and it develops plumes on back and chest. Males and females are similar in appearance.
60cm - 70cm
wetlands, swamps, flooded grassland
fish, frog, crustaceans, insects
nests in colonies in trees in swamps or mangroves. The nest is made of sticks. Lays three or four pale blue oval eggs in a stick nest. Often forms breeding colonies with other species of herons.
Found in eastern and northern parts of Australia, including Victoria and most of New South Wales and Queensland, tropical north of Western Australia and Northern Territory. The Intermediate Egret is also found in Africa, India, south east Asia.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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Relatives in same Genus
Great Egret (A. alba)
Cattle Egret (A. ibis)
Pacific Heron (A. pacifica)
Pied Heron (A. picata)
Great-billed Heron (A. sumatrana)