Date: 12/20/18 4:52 pm
From: Roger Robb <brrobb...>
Subject: [obol] White Egret
Thanks to Sally for getting additional photos of this bird. My friends and
I spent time in Queensland last year seeing both Intermediate and Great
Egrets. Differentiating the two was not difficult as they were in breeding
plumage. One noticeable character that should be apparent on non-breeding
and breeding birds is that the gape on Great Egrets extends beyond the eye;
not so on Intermediate or other egrets. Better photos of this bird may show
this diagnostic feature.

Roger Robb

Springfield, OR

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