Gordon MacPherson's picture

Indian egret with red legs

Observed: 20th January 2012 By: Gordon MacPherson
072a Egrets Ibis-0841

Egret on L. has blue streak on head and red legs

Species interactions

No interactions present.


bobthebirder's picture


I'm pretty sure these are all great white egrets (apart from the ibis). The one on the left is just in its full breeding colours. I once saw one in the UK nearly as bright as this, but without the red legs. Although this is a cosmopolitan species the colours do vary from region to region.

Bob Ford

Troglodyte's picture


I agree with Bob. It is in breeding colours, green lores & the gape line extends behind the eye. The Ibis is Black-headed (Threskiornis melocephalus)