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Little Egret

Egretta garzetta


The Little Egret is a small white egret with dark grey-black legs, black bill and a bright yellow naked face. In the breeding season the plumage includes two ribbon-like head plumes, and abundant plumes on the back and breast. The Little Egret is also called the Lesser Egret.


he Little Egret frequents tidal mudflats, saltwater and freshwater wetlands, and mangroves.


The Little Egret feeds on a wide variety of invertebrates, as well as fish and amphibians. The Little Egret hunts in shallow water by shuffling a foot to stir up aquatic prey, which it then takes in a lightning-fast movement. It also chases small fish with its wings raised.he Little Egret sometimes joins Cattle Egrets to feed in grassland near domestic cattle. Reclamation of tidal land may affect local breeding populations in mangroves.

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1 Comment

Brian38 2 years ago

These images are so beautiful its ridiculous! Especially pic 2!

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Telangana, India

Spotted on Sep 29, 2018
Submitted on Sep 29, 2018

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