Egretta sacra

Species: Egretta sacra

English Name: Pacific Reef Heron

Chinese Name: 岩鷺

Family: Ardeidae


This medium-sized  heron (58-66 cm) has two color morphs: dark and white. The dark morph is all dark grey with a white chin and throat line. The white morph (very rare in Macao) is all white. The both morphs have black-yellow bill and greenish-yellow legs. This species is a Macao resident, found in mudflats and rocky coasts.

by: Leo 0ystercatcher

© 2011 Leo 0ystercatcher

Egretta sacra

© 2009 Budak

by: Budak

© 2009 Budak

by: Andrew Hayter

© 2011 Andrew Hayter

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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.