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Ardea alba

Great Egret at Jerrabomberra Wetlands

Ardea alba at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 19 Jan 2020
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Identification history

Ardea alba 4 Feb 2020 natureguy
Ardea intermedia 2 Feb 2020 BIrdsinCanberra

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Even though I was still a distance from the bird as it moved through the shallows it kept moving away from me. Eventually, it took off and flew further along the shoreline.


natureguy wrote:
   5 Feb 2020
Many Great Egrets have been seen recently at the Wetlands and there are no recent records of Intermediate. Also seems larger and yellower bill than I would expect from Intermediate.
   5 Feb 2020
Hi Luke, Many thanks for that correction and the explanation. Point well made about the bill. Much appreciated. Cheers, Jon

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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