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Intermediate Egret

(Ardea [Mesophoyx] intermedia)
Alternate name(s): "Intermediate Egret", "White Crane*",
"Median Egret", "Smaller Egret", "Yellow-billed Egret"

Size: 55-70 cm; wing span 1.05-1.2 m
Weight: 400 g (average)


Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Intermediate Egret at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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We have not taken photos of Intermediate Egrets in Oman yet, but have previously spotted Intermediate Egrets, race "intermedia", in Australia.

Food, Diet

All egrets and herons prey on aquatic creatures in fresh water or estuaries (fish, frogs, snakes or crustaceans).


For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

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