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Intermediate Egret

Mesophoyx intermedia

Description:

A relatively common spotting all over Belgaum.

Habitat:

The Intermediate Egret stalks its prey methodically in shallow coastal or fresh water, including flooded fields. It eats fish, frogs, crustaceans and insects. It often nests in colonies with other herons, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs.

Notes:

The Intermediate Egret, Median Egret, Smaller Egret or Yellow-billed Egret (Mesophoyx intermedia) is a medium-sized heron. Some taxonomists put the species in the genus Egretta or Ardea. It is a resident breeder from east Africa across the Indian Subcontinent to Southeast Asia and Australia.

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Mrinal Shekhar
Spotted by
Mrinal Shekhar

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Feb 13, 2013
Submitted on Mar 19, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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