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Pacific Reef Egret 62 cm. The species displays an unusual, non-sexual dimorphism, with some members having entirely white plumage and others (the larger portion) being charcoal-grey. The reason for the colour variation or &quot;morph&quot;, is unknown, though it is most commonly thought to be related to camouflage. Reef egrets have very short, yellow legs, and the grey variety&#039;s throats and chins are marked by a narrow, white stripe. They have brown beaks, gold-yellow coloured eyes and the surrounding areas of their faces are normally of a greenish to yellow cast.<br />
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Pacific Reef Egret

62 cm. The species displays an unusual, non-sexual dimorphism, with some members having entirely white plumage and others (the larger portion) being charcoal-grey. The reason for the colour variation or "morph", is unknown, though it is most commonly thought to be related to camouflage. Reef egrets have very short, yellow legs, and the grey variety's throats and chins are marked by a narrow, white stripe. They have brown beaks, gold-yellow coloured eyes and the surrounding areas of their faces are normally of a greenish to yellow cast.
Lankayan Island

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The Eastern Reef Heron , also known as the Pacific Reef Egret or Eastern Reef Egret, is a kind of heron. They are found in many areas of Asia including the oceanic region of India, Southeast Asia, Japan, Polynesia, and in Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand.

Pacific Reef Herons are medium-sized herons, reaching 57 to 66 centimeters in length. They have a wingspan of between 90 and 110 centimeters and reach an average weight of 400 grams.

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Similar species: Pelecaniformes
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jun 18, 2016. Captured Oct 2, 2015 09:01 in Malaysia.
  • SP-100EE
  • f/6.5
  • 10/10000s
  • ISO125
  • 215mm