Western Reef Heron

Egretta gularis - Aigrette des récifs

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Pelecaniformes

  • Family
    :

    Ardéidés

  • Genus
    :

    Egretta

  • Species
    :

    gularis

Descriptor

Bosc, 1792

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 65 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 83 à 95 cm.
  • Weight
    : 500 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis) is a species of bird in the Ardeidae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Egretta gularis gularis (coastal w Africa)
  • Egretta gularis schistacea (coastal ne Africa to w India, Sri Lanka)

Foreign names

  • Aigrette des récifs,
  • *Garceta Dimorfa,
  • Garça-negra / Garça-dos-recifes,
  • Küstenreiher,
  • zátonykócsag,
  • Westelijke Rifreiger,
  • Garzetta del reef occidentale,
  • Revhäger,
  • Strandhegre,
  • volavka pobrežná,
  • Heron Revhejre,
  • riuttahaikara,
  • martinet dels esculls,
  • Kóralhegri,
  • czapla rafowa,
  • rifu gārnis, krastu gārnis,
  • obalna čaplja,
  • Береговая цапля,
  • アフリカクロサギ,
  • 黄喉岩鹭,
  • 黃喉岩鷺,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) ; 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, Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses), Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands, Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes

Geographic range

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