Little Egret foraging on lily pads, Mt Coot-tha botanic gardens, Brisbane
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LITTLE EGRET FACTS
The Little Egret is a small white egret with grey-black legs, black bill and a bright yellow naked face. In the breeding season has two long head plumes,
tidal mudflats, saltwater and freshwater wetlands, and mangroves
invertebrates, fish and amphibians
Builds sparse nest of sticks. Lays 3-5 pale blue-green eggs.
northern, eastern and south-eastern Australia.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Little Egret|
Relatives in same Genus
Intermediate Egret (E. intermedia)
White-faced Heron (E. novaehollandiae)
Reef Heron (E. sacra)