Intermediate Egret

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

Fun Facts:

  • 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.


This image was clicked by A T – via Flickr.

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