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The Intermediate Egret is a medium sized white egret. It looks similar to the Great Egret, but is smaller, has a more rounded head and the orange bill is shorter and not so acute angled. The neck is about the same length as the body. In breeding plumage they have deep pink to red bill, blue-green facial skin and long breast plumes and long wing plumes extending beyond the tail.

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water, australian, birds, byron, evening, west, wetlands, egret, intermediate, egretta intermedia

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  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 4 years ago

    beautiful bird and shot! wouldn’t it be great to fly!!

  • Thanks Jenny, it sure would!

    – byronbackyard

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 4 years ago

    Lovely!! . . .

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsabout 4 years ago

    Excellent capture, I just wish they bred up here in my area.

  • Thanks Michael, they need the wetlands I think!

    – byronbackyard

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindabout 4 years ago

  • Bill McMullen
    Bill McMullenabout 4 years ago

    I am envious – what a gorgeous bird, and flight shot :)

  • Many thanks Bill!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    June 20, 2010

  • Many thanks Teresa!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    You’re very welcome Byron

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