Pacific Reef Egret

Egretta sacra  in हिंदी
Scientific Name:  Egretta sacra

Name:  Pacific Reef Egret

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Identity:

Eastern reef egrets have very short, yellow legs, and the grey variety's throats and chins are marked by a narrow, white stripe. They have brown beaks, gold-yellow coloured eyes and the surrounding areas of their faces are normally of a greenish to yellow cast.

Size in cm:

58-58 cm

Size in Inch

23-23 Inch

Primary color:

black

Secondary color:

gray   (Bird may have more colors)

Food:

Their food sources are made up predominantly of varieties of ocean-based fish, crustaceans and molluscs.

Habit and habited:

habits very like those of western Reef, Rocky coasts. coral beds and sandy shores.

Voice:

A grunted ork when feeding and a harsh squak when distrubed.

Bird Type:

Waders

Info:
The Pacific reef heron (Egretta sacra), also known as the eastern reef heron or eastern reef egret, is a kind of heron. They are found in many areas of Asia including the oceanic region of India, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Polynesia, and in Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. Pacific reef herons are medium-sized herons, reaching 57 to 66 cm in length. They have a wingspan of between 90 and 110 cm and reach an average weight of 400 grams. The species displays an unusual, non-sexual dimorphism, with some members having entirely white plumage and others (the larger portion) being charcoal-grey. The reason for the colour variation or "morph", is unknown, though it is most commonly thought to be related to camouflage.

Distribution Map

  •     Resident (inc. local and altitudinal migrants)
  •     Former range (no recent records but may still survive)
  •     Summer visitor (including summer monsoon)
  •     Winter visitor
  •     Passage (autumn and/or spring) visitor
  •     known to be occasional, scarce or erratic
  •     Small isolated population (actual range smaller)  
  •     Isolated record(s) - one or more in the same area  
  •  colour coded for seasonality as per coloured ranges, black denotes unspecified season

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