Little Egret

Egretta garzetta - Aigrette garzette

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Pelecaniformes

  • Family
    :

    Ardéidés

  • Genus
    :

    Egretta

  • Species
    :

    garzetta

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1766

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 65 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 86 à 104 cm.
  • Weight
    : 500 à 638 g
Longevity

9 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) is a species of bird in the Ardeidae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Egretta garzetta garzetta (Europe to Japan south to Africa, India and the Philippines)
  • Egretta garzetta nigripes (Sundas to Australia and New Zealand)

Foreign names

  • Aigrette garzette,
  • Garceta Común,
  • Garça-branca-pequena,
  • Seidenreiher,
  • Kis kócsag,
  • Kleine Zilverreiger,
  • Garzetta comune,
  • Silkeshäger,
  • Silkehegre,
  • beluša malá,
  • volavka stříbřitá,
  • Silkehejre,
  • silkkihaikara,
  • Kleinwitreier,
  • martinet blanc comú,
  • Bjarthegri,
  • czapla nadobna,
  • zīda gārnis,
  • mala bela čaplja,
  • Малая белая цапля,
  • Kuntul kecil,
  • コサギ,
  • 小白鹭,
  • นกยางเปีย,
  • 小白鷺,

Voice song and cries

Aigrette garzette
adult

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes, Seasonal/Intermittent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes and Flats ; Marine Neritic : Coral Reef, Outer Reef Channel, Back Slope, Foreslope (Outer Reef Slope), Lagoon, Inter-Reef Soft Substrate, Inter-Reef Rubble Substrate, Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Mud Flats and Salt Flats, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands, Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Ponds (below 8ha), Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land, Canals and Drainage Channels, Ditches

Geographic range

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