Pacific Reef Heron

Egretta sacra - Aigrette sacrée

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Pelecaniformes

  • Family
    :

    Ardéidés

  • Genus
    :

    Egretta

  • Species
    :

    sacra

Descriptor

Gmelin, JF, 1789

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 66 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 90 à 100 cm.
  • Weight
    : 4 à 7 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Aigrette sacrée
immature
Aigrette sacrée
adult

Pacific Reef Heron (Egretta sacra) is a species of bird in the Ardeidae family.

Subspecific information 2 subspecies

  • Egretta sacra sacra (coastal se Asia to Australia, Oceania)
  • Egretta sacra albolineata (New Caledonia, Loyalty Is.)

Foreign names

  • Aigrette sacrée,
  • Garceta de Arrecife,
  • Garça-dos-recifes-oriental,
  • Riffreiher,
  • keleti zátonykócsag,
  • Oostelijke Rifreiger,
  • Garzetta del reef orientale,
  • Korallhäger,
  • Sothegre,
  • volavka posvätná,
  • volavka pobřežní,
  • Østlig Revhejre,
  • korallihaikara,
  • martinet sagrat,
  • czapla żółtodzioba,
  • svētais gārnis,
  • Восточная рифовая цапля,
  • Cangak pasifik,
  • クロサギ,
  • 岩鹭,
  • นกยางทะเล,
  • 岩鷺,

Voice song and cries

Aigrette sacrée
adult

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; 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 : Rocky Shoreline, 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

Geographic range

Sources of information

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