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Large Herons & Egrets
   
   

Fig 1 : Grey Heron


Fig 2 : Great-billed Heron


Fig 3 : Purple Heron
 

Fig 4 : Purple Heron - immature
 


Fig 5 : Great Egret

Fig 1 :
Grey Heron
Ardea cinerea
Location :
Sungei Buloh, Singapore
Habitat : Mangrove estuary

Fig 2 :
Great-billed Heron
Ardea sumatrana
Location :
Pulau Semakau, Singapore
Habitat : Offshore islet

Fig 3 :
Purple Heron
Ardea purpurea
Location : Lower Peirce, Singapore
Habitat : Freshwater lake
Notes : The fish caught by this Purple Heron is a Common Snakehead (or Aruan).

Fig 4 :
Purple Heron - immature
Ardea purpurea
Location : Neo Tiew, Singapore
Habitat : Freshwater lake

Fig 5 :
Great Egret
Ardea alba
Location :
Sungei Buloh, Singapore
Habitat : Mangrove estuary

Fig 6 :
Great Egret
Ardea alba

Location : Laem Pak Bia, Phetchaburi, Thailand
Habitat : Coastal wetlands
Notes : Male in breeding plumage, and with typical green skin patch behind its bill, makes a courtship display. Photo by
Charles Currin, April 2022.

Fig 7 :
Intermediate Egret
Ardea intermedia
Location :
Sungai Balang, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia
Habitat :
Rice fields

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fig 6 : Great Egret courtship display

ゥ  Charles Currin
 


Fig 7 : Intermediate Egret