Scientific Name: Mesophoyx intermedia Common Name: Intermediate Egret Other Name: Median egret, Smaller egret, Yellow-billed egret
Identifying Features: all-white body, thick yellow bill, black legs, yellow eyes, colur may change according to season
- The intermediate egret stalks its prey methodically in shallow coastal or fresh water, including flooded fields. It eats fish, frogs, crustaceans and insects.
- It often nests in colonies with other herons, usually on platforms of sticks in trees or shrubs. Two to five eggs are laid, the clutch size varying with region.
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