Eastern Great Egret
Gape Line & Crick in neck
Murray Mallee Region
Eastern Great Egret
Eastern Great Egret (Ardea modesta)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Storks (Ciconiiformes)
Family: Heron (Ardeidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Eastern Great Egret (Ardea modesta)
This Photo:     Squatting, Breeding Plumage starting
Synonyms: Ardea alba or Ardea alba ssp modesta

Thank you Fubberpish for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Riverland and possibly elsewhere

Copyright © 2014-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-Aug-2014
This species is classed as VU (Vulnerable) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)