h Pacific Reef Egret at Kota Kinabalu by SINGH HSS, Amar - Borneo Bird Images

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Pacific Reef Egret

Latin Name : Egretta sacra

Site Name : Kota Kinabalu

Photographer : SINGH HSS, Amar

Date : 2017-03-27

Notes :   Although I considered these birds “immature” or “juvenile” the third bird that had a similar colour scheme was in breeding plumage with nice plumes; so hard to call it ‘immature’. It had no white throat but the legs were oddly pale with dark marking. Wells 1999 notes that “legs … often with dark marking on the front of the tarsus”. - Amar -