Little Egret

Little Egret
English Common Name
Little Egret
Scientific name
Egretta garzetta
Order: Pelecaniformes, Family: Ardeidae
About 60 cm
Species Distribution
Southern Europe, Africa, Continental Asia, Japan, the Philippines, Celebes Island, Sunda Islands, Maluca Islands, New Guinea, Australia
Okinawan Common Name
Sah-jah (General term for herons)
It is a small-sized species among Egrets. In summer, the species have two long feathers on back of its head. It is a migratory bird that can be found in Okinawa during winter.

Updated November 2017

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