Another one for you Woko!

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Another one for you Woko!

I am wondering about the Egret in this photo. Judging from the comparable size with the Little Black Cormorants, the Swan and the Ducks, and because its neck is not extended, I'm thinking this must be a Great Egret. What would you say?


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It looks like a Great Egret, maybe a young one.

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I'd say a Great Egret. Note the gape extends beneath & behind the eye. The yellow bill would indicate a non-breeding individual but whether it's a young one I couldn't say. I used Michael Morcombe's Field Guide to Australian Birds to confirm this identity.

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