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  Casmerodius albus
  Family Name : Ardeidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Bird)

  Common Names : Great Egret, Burung Bangau Besar

Great Egret,Burung Bangau Besar
  • Description
    • Size :
      90 cm
      Description :
      Largest white egret. All white body; fairly long bill, neck, legs. Gape extends well behind eye; blackish streak along gape. Feet all-black. Breeding: bill black; lores yellow-green; plumes on lower back only. For a part of season tibia become dark pink. Non-breeding: bill, lores yellow; no plumes.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Habitats :
      Mangroves, Mudflats
      Distribution :
      The species is commonly found worldwide, besides some of the resident population, the migratory population in East Asian-Australasian population breeds in East Asia and winters in East Asia and Southeast Asia. 
      Nature Reserves :
      Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
      Parks & Gardens :
      West Coast Park
      Nature Areas :
      Pulau Ubin
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Winter visitor
      Conservation Status :
      Notes :
      A common winter visitor and passage migrant to Singapore and Sungei Buloh.
  • References
    • Gan, J., Tan, M. & Li, D. 2009. Migratory birds of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Singapore: National Parks Board. 82pp 
      Wang, L.K. & Hails, C.J. 2007. An annotated checklist of the birds of Singapore. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement no. 15. 179pp 

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