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Bird Identification: ID, please.

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visprod
Tirunelveli
India

March 21, 2013
12:12 PM

Post #9457118

Please identify this bird. It's an egret, but what species?

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 21, 2013
5:35 PM

Post #9457478

Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia

Resin
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 21, 2013
11:31 PM

Post #9457758

Resin, how can you tell the difference between this bird and a Great Egret?

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 22, 2013
10:54 AM

Post #9458186

With difficulty! But fortunately, the pic shows the head well; on Intermediate, the bare area around the gape doesn't go behind the eye, on Great it does. And it doesn't on this pic. Here's a couple of Great Egret pics showing the gape going behind the eye:
http://orientalbirdimages.org/search.php?p=5&Bird_ID=1110&Bird_Family_ID=&pagesize=1
and with the gape open (!): http://orientalbirdimages.org/search.php?p=6&Bird_ID=1110&Bird_Family_ID=&pagesize=1

Resin
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 22, 2013
4:02 PM

Post #9458406

Ah hah, I see. Thanks.
visprod
Tirunelveli
India

October 29, 2013
6:44 AM

Post #9697442

Thanks!

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