No.147 Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia L=68cm Rank : 3
Passage Migrant

One of the white egrets found in Asawaka River basin; the species is smaller than Great Egret and larger than Little Egret, as the name suggests. Unlike Great Egret and Little Egret, the observation period of the species by our Society at Asakawa River basin is generally between June and October. No breeding of the species is confirmed in this area. Takatsuki Paddy Field, located in the northeastern part of Hachioji City, records the visit of several birds every year.

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Adult; Winter Plumage

Feeding