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Intermediate Egret nuptial dance?

(Ardea [Mesophoyx] intermedia)
Alternate name(s): "Plumed Egret", "White Crane*", "Median Egret", "Smaller Egret", "Yellow-billed Egret"
Size: 55-70 cm; wing span 1.05-1.2 m
Weight: 360-405 g

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The sequence of photos shown here was obtained by B. Hensen at McMinns Lagoon, near Darwin, NT, in November 2018. It shows what is likely to be a nuptial dance of a pair of Intermediate Egrets in plumage.

Pas de deux a la Intermediate Egret (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[McMinns Lagoon, near Darwin, NT, November 2018]

Pas de deux a la Intermediate Egret (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[McMinns Lagoon, near Darwin, NT, November 2018]

Pas de deux a la Intermediate Egret (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[McMinns Lagoon, near Darwin, NT, November 2018]

Pas de deux a la Intermediate Egret (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[McMinns Lagoon, near Darwin, NT, November 2018]

Pas de deux a la Intermediate Egret (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[McMinns Lagoon, near Darwin, NT, November 2018]

Pas de deux a la Intermediate Egret (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[McMinns Lagoon, near Darwin, NT, November 2018]

Pas de deux a la Intermediate Egret (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[McMinns Lagoon, near Darwin, NT, November 2018]

Pas de deux a la Intermediate Egret (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[McMinns Lagoon, near Darwin, NT, November 2018]

Pas de deux a la Intermediate Egret (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[McMinns Lagoon, near Darwin, NT, November 2018]

Pas de deux a la Intermediate Egret (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[McMinns Lagoon, near Darwin, NT, November 2018]

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