Intermediate Egret

Ardea intermedia - Héron intermédiaire

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Pelecaniformes

  • Family
    :

    Ardéidés

  • Genus
    :

    Ardea

  • Species
    :

    intermedia

Descriptor

Wagler, 1829

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 72 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 105 à 115 cm.
  • Weight
    : 400 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia) is a species of bird in the Ardeidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Ardea intermedia brachyrhyncha (Africa south of the Sahara)
  • Ardea intermedia intermedia (Japan to s India and Greater Sundas)
  • Ardea intermedia plumifera (e Indonesia, New Guinea, Australia)

Foreign names

  • Héron intermédiaire,
  • Garceta Intermedia,
  • Garça-branca-intermédia,
  • Mittelreiher,
  • középkócsag,
  • Middelste Zilverreiger,
  • Airone intermedio,
  • Mellanhäger,
  • Duskhegre,
  • volavka prostredná,
  • volavka prostřední,
  • Mellemhejre,
  • pikkujalohaikara,
  • martinet intermedi,
  • Hríshegri,
  • czapla czarnonoga,
  • vidējais gārnis,
  • srednja bela čaplja,
  • Средняя белая цапля,
  • Kuntul perak,
  • チュウサギ,
  • 中白鹭,
  • นกยางโทนน้อย,
  • 中白鷺,

Voice song and cries

Héron intermédiaire
adult

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level, Subtropical/Tropical Swamp ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Permanent Inland Deltas, Seasonal/Intermittent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes and Flats, Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Marshes/Pools ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Mud Flats and Salt Flats, Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Ponds (below 8ha), Irrigated Land (includes irrigation channels), Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land

Geographic range

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