It has a gaunt lanky leaning- forward look. For most of the year, bill pale to rich-yellow; flat crown, yellow gape pointing back under eye; legs blackish. Breeding plumage: bill black, facial skin green; splendid wing-plumes cascade over back but no plumes on brease.
Diurnal, Large wading birds, feeds along and defends its feeding area from other birds. Waits and watches prey before stabbing it with his beak.
Coastal Wetlands Grassland, Swamps and edges of lakes and streams; floodplains; rivers and dams throughout Australia .
March, April, May, Three to five pale, blue-green eggs. Nest sticks in a tree on water edge. Breeding variable both males and females, incubating the eggs for 21-27 days. Young fly after 35-50 days
Kakadu National Park
Carnivore, Fish; frogs and aquatic insects.
|| Eastern Great Egret
|| Ardea modesta (alba)
|| Least Concern
|| 800-900 mm.
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