Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

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A scarce visitor


56 cm, 500 g


Small white Heron, Bill and Legs Black but with contrasting Yellow feet, in breeding olumage has long ornate plumes to the back of the head. Sexes similar

What does it Sound Like ?

Croaking and rasping sounds when breeding


Small Fish , Frogs , crustaceans Aquatic Insects. Feeds in shallow water but sometimes amongst grazing cattle


Marshland with trees and bushes , thickly vegetated banks of rivers

When Does the Littel Egret breed?

May - July , 3-5 eggs, incubation 21 -25 days , young fledge at 30 days , Colonial nester Nesting in Trees and Bushes.






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