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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.
Canon 50D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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intermediate egret, egretta intermedia, australian, waterbird, west byron wetlands

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely capture

  • Many thanks Larry!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesalmost 3 years ago

    Super shot Debs.

  • Many thanks Mark!

    – byronbackyard

  • DIZZYHEIGHTS
    DIZZYHEIGHTSalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot Deb. Love the variety. Liz

  • Many thanks Liz!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 2 years ago

    November 25, 2011

  • Many thanks Teresa, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

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