The Little Egret has two long feathers on the back of their necks during breeding season. A great setting for this interesting comparison shot. While Little Egret is now relatively common, it can sometimes be confused at distance with a much rarer visitor - Great White Egret. With your help we can provide resources to educate, engage and empower. It may not display this or other websites correctly. Brilliant Detailed Image Tim, A Lovely Capture Well Done Tfs!!!! Natureguides kindly provide species video clips for our bird identification videos. The Great Egret is about 100 centimetres (39 inches) tall, with a wingspan up to 170 centimetres (67 inches). First-rate Tim! Fairly common in wide variety of wetlands, at lakes, along rivers, and in estuaries—almost anywhere with small fish. Great double with a marvelous size comparison. Donald Talbott; Photo by George Armistead; Ethiopia, May. JavaScript is disabled. Little Blue Heron. Skulking, foraging behaviour with less erect posture than Great White, also when moving about. The Great Egret has a noticeable S-shaped kink in the neck. Only roughly half the size of Great White Egret. Cattle Egret. Join us for a series of talks and panels. Little Egret (breeding adult). The little egret is a small, white heron that feeds on small fish and crustaceans. Occurs as singles or small loose groups; nests and roosts communally. Distinctive within its range, but compare to larger Great and Intermediate Egrets, stockier Cattle Egret. Adults have two elongated head plumes, very different from the shaggy plumes of Snowy. Great egret vs. Little egret (Ardea alba, Egretta garzetta) timbo79; Oct 17, 2020; Scientific name Ardea alba, Egretta garzetta Kits; Oct 17, 2020 ; A great setting for this interesting comparison shot. Great Egret Adult. Exploring the value of a complete quarter-century of weekly garden bird observations from BTO's Garden BirdWatch covering the length and breadth of the country. The Little Egret is also called the Lesser Egret. The Little Egret is a small white egret with dark grey-black legs, black bill and a bright yellow naked face. Donald Talbott; Oct 17, 2020; Excellent capture and comparison Tim, tfs. Looking for ID Help? Their long, thin neck sets the small head well away from the body. These are medium-sized herons with long, thin legs and long, slender, bills. Excellent capture and comparison Tim, tfs. The Four Keys to ID. We need to find the surveyors of the future. Little Egret averages slightly larger, longer necked, and generally bulkier. This video also helps separate GW Egret from 'white' or leucistic Grey Herons. Great egret vs. Little egret (Ardea alba, Egretta garzetta) timbo79; Oct 17, 2020; Scientific name Ardea alba, Egretta garzetta Kits; Oct 17, 2020; A great setting for this interesting comparison shot. Phil Atkinson explains the technology behind tracking. I had better wade in as most of these photos are mine. Once a very rare visitor from the Mediterranean, little egrets are now a common sight around the coasts of southern England and Wales as they expand their range, possibly due to increasing temperatures caused by climate change. Try Merlin Bird ID. Reddish Egret. Size & Shape. 25 years ago the sighting of any White Heron in the UK would have been greeted with excitement. https://www.bto.org/.../bird-identification/videos/bto-bird-id-cattle- For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Similar Species . This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.