INTERMEDIATE EGRET FACTS
The Intermediate Egret is a medium sized white egret. It looks similar to the Great Egret, but is smaller, has a more rounded head and the orange bill is shorter and not so acute angled. The neck is about the same length as the body. In breeding plumage they have deep pink to red bill, blue-green facial skin and long breast plumes and long wing plumes extending beyond the tail.
wetlands with shallow water, wet grasslands, pastures
grasshoppers, other invertebrates, frogs, lizards, small mammals
The nest is a small platform of sticks built in a tree overhanging the water. Lays 3-5 pale green eggs.
coastal north and east Australia. Less common in south Australia, rare in Victoria and South Australia.
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
Little Egret (E. garzetta)
White-faced Heron (E. novaehollandiae)
Reef Heron (E. sacra)