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Herons and Egrets

CICONIIFORMES - Infraorder Ciconiides - Family Ardeidae
This room displays photos of Herons and Egrets.
For other members in the family, such as bitterns, night-herons or pond-herons, see bitterns.

This room has some sub-rooms dedicated to individual species.
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Gray Heron
Ardea cinerea

Great Egret
Ardea alba

Little Egret
Egretta garzetta

Pacific Reef-Egret
Egretta sacra


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Intermediate Egret (Lesser Egret), Chusagi or Mesophoyx intermedia. photo: 03/2000, Saga, Japan.
Purple Heron [1][2], Murasaki Sagi or Ardea purpurea. photo: 12/2002, Okinawa, Japan.
Intermediate Egret [2], Chusagi or Mesophoyx intermedia. photo: 12/2002, Okinawa, Japan.

Cattle Egret [1][2], Ama Sagi or Bubulcus ibis. photo: 12/2002, Okinawa, Japan.
Intermediate Egret [3], Chusagi or Mesophoyx intermedia. photo: 04/2002, Ibaraki, Japan.
Pacific Heron, Shirogashira Sagi or Ardea pacifica. photo: 08/2003, Darwin, NT, Australia.

Cattle Egret [3], Ama Sagi or Bubulcus ibis. photo: 08/2003, Kakadu, NT, Australia.
Pied Heron [1][2][3], Munajiro Kuro-sagi or Ardea picata. photo: 08/2003, Kakadu, NT, Australia.
White-faced Heron, Kaojiro Sagi or Egretta novaehollandiae. photo: 09/2003, Busselton, WA, Australia.

Cattle Egret [4], Ama Sagi or Bubulcus ibis. photo: 08/2004, Weg naar Zee, Suriname.
Little Blue Heron [1], Hime Aka Kuro-sagi or Egretta caerulea. photo: 08/2004, Weg naar Zee, Suriname.
Snowy Egret, Yuki Ko-Sagi or Egretta thula. photo: 08/2004, Paramaribo, Suriname.

Little Blue Heron [2], Hime Aka Kuro-sagi or Egretta caerulea. photo: 08/2004, Weg naar Zee, Suriname.
Tricolored Heron [1][2], Sanshoku Sagi or Egretta tricolor. photo: 08/2004, Weg naar Zee, Suriname.
Cattle Egret [5], Ama Sagi or Bubulcus ibis. photo: 06/2005, Chichi, Taiwan.

Black-headed Heron, Zuguro Ao Sagi or Ardea melanocephala. photo: 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia. Purple Heron [3], Murasaki Sagi or Ardea purpurea. photo: 08/2005, Rundu, Namibia. Cattle Egret [6], Ama Sagi or Bubulcus ibis. photo: 08/2005, Divundu, Namibia.

Cattle Egret [7], Ama Sagi or Bubulcus ibis. photo: 09/2005, Walvis Bay, Namibia. Cattle Egret [8][9], Ama Sagi or Bubulcus ibis. photo: 04/2006, Yamaguchi, Japan. Cattle Egret [10][11], Ama Sagi or Bubulcus ibis. photo: 07/2007, O'ahu Island, Hawaii.

Purple Heron [4][5][6][7], Murasaki Sagi or Ardea purpurea. photo: 08/2007, Loango NP, Gabon. Goliath Heron [1][2][3][4], Oni Ao Sagi or Ardea goliath. photo: 08/2007, Loango NP, Gabon. Goliath Heron [5], Oni Ao Sagi or Ardea goliath. photo: 08/2007, Loango NP, Gabon.

Cattle Egret [12][13][14], Ama Sagi or Bubulcus ibis. photo: 09/2007, Libreville, Gabon. Cattle Egret[15], Ama Sagi or Bubulcus ibis. photo: 11/2007, Penghu Islands, Taiwan. Great Blue Heron [1], Oo Ao Sagi or Ardea herodias. photo: 08/2008, San Pedro RNCA, Arizona, USA.

Great Blue Heron [2], Oo Ao Sagi or Ardea herodias. photo: 08/2008, Pearce, Arizona, USA. Cattle Egret [16], Ama Sagi or Bubulcus ibis. photo: 05/2009, Oki Islands, Shimane, Japan. Intermediate Egret [4], Chusagi or Mesophoyx intermedia. photo: 09/2009, Hue, Vietnam.

Cattle Egret [17], Ama Sagi or Bubulcus ibis. photo: 08/2010, Camargue, France. Purple Heron [8], Murasaki Sagi or Ardea purpurea. photo: 08/2010, Camargue, France. Cattle Egret [18], Ama Sagi or Bubulcus ibis. photo: 10/2010, Kenting, Taiwan.

Western Reef-Egret [1], Afurika Kuro Sagi or Egretta gularis. photo: 02/2011, Djibouti City, Djibouti. Purple Heron [9], Murasaki Sagi or Ardea purpurea. photo: 07/2011, Anamaduwa, Sri Lanka. Cattle Egret [19], Ama Sagi or Bubulcus ibis. photo: 07/2011, Anamaduwa, Sri Lanka.

Intermediate Egret [4], Chusagi or Mesophoyx intermedia. photo: 07/2011, Anamaduwa, Sri Lanka. Purple Heron [10], Murasaki Sagi or Ardea purpurea. photo: 09/2011, Analipsi, Crete, Greece. Intermediate Egret [5], Chusagi or Mesophoyx intermedia. photo: 02/2012, Kita Daito Island, Japan.

Western Reef-Egret [2], Afurika Kuro Sagi or Egretta gularis. photo: 02/2012, Djibouti City, Djibouti. Cattle Egret [20], Ama Sagi or Bubulcus ibis. photo: 07/2012, Kauai Island, Hawaii. Cattle Egret [21], Ama Sagi or Bubulcus ibis. photo: 05/2015, Koshiki Islands, Japan.

Intermediate Egret [6], Chusagi or Mesophoyx intermedia. photo: 05/2015, Koshiki Islands, Japan. back to upper category


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