Ardea modesta

Species: Ardea modesta

English Name: Eastern Great Egret

Chinese Name: 大白鷺

Family: Ardeidae


This large egret (80-100 cm) has a white plumage, a large yellow bill (that become black in the breeding season) and long black to reddish legs. In Macao it is a resident that is commonly found in wetlands.

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– Department of Gardens and Green Areas, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region, South China Institute for Endangered Animals. (2010). Birds of Macao. Macao, SAR: Author.