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Small Herons & Egrets
   
   

Fig 1 : Little Egret


Fig 2 : Striated Heron


Fig 3 : Black-crowned Night Heron


Fig 4 : Pacific Reef Egret (Pacific Reef Heron) - dark phase


Fig 5 : Chinese Pond Heron (or Javan Pond Heron) - winter plumage


Fig 6 : Cattle Egret - summer plumage


Fig 7 : Cattle Egret (winter plumage)


Fig 8 : Cattle Egret (winter plumage)




    

Fig 1 :
Little Egret
Egretta garzetta
Habitat : Abandoned prawn pond
Location :
Sungei Buloh, Singapore

Fig 2 :
Striated Heron
Butorides striatus
Habitat : Coastal mudflats
Location :
Parit Jawa, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia

Fig 3 :
Black-crowned Night Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
Habitat : Freshwater pond
Location : Yong Peng, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia

Fig 4 :
Pacific Reef Egret (Pacific Reef Heron) - dark phase
Egretta sacra
Habitat : Rocky shore
Location : Krabi, Southern Thailand

Fig 5 :
Chinese Pond Heron (or Javan Pond Heron) - winter plumage
Ardeola bacchus (or Ardeola speciosa)
Habitat : Muddy, freshwater drainage gully
Location :
Neo Tiew, Singapore

Fig 6 :
Cattle Egret - summer plumage
Bubulcus ibis
Habitat : Farmland
Location :
Kranji, Singapore

Fig 7 :
Cattle Egret (winter plumage) with domestic Water Buffalo
Bubulcus ibis
Habitat : Farmland
Location : Langkawi, Peninsular Malaysia

Fig 8 :
Cattle Egret - winter plumage
Bubulcus ibis
Habitat : At margin of freshwater canal, near mangrove.
Location : Byram, Penang, Peninsular Malaysia
Notes : Part of a flock of around 200 birds.