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Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia

Described by: Wagler (1829)
Alternate common name(s): Yellow-billed Egret, Plumed Egret, Smaller Egret, Lesser Egret, Median Egret
Old scientific name(s): Mesophoyx intermedia


Saly, Senegal - Feb 17, 2004 © Alain Fossť  Saly, Senegal - Feb 17, 2004 © Alain Fossť  Naze, Amami Island, Japan - Nov, 1998 © Allen Chartier  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia - 1973 © Hans&Judy Beste  Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia - 1973 © Hans&Judy Beste 
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Africa s. of the Sahara; S. Asia and Japan; E. Australia;
Fragmented distribution with ca. four main populations;
(1) S. Mauritania, Senegambia, s. Mali, Nigeria, s. Chad (Lake Chad area), Congo, n. and se. Zaire, c. Sudan s. to Ethiopia, Kenya (breeds regularly at Garsen and Kisumu, occasionally in Rift Valley), Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, se. Angola, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa (Transvaal, Orange Free State, Natal, s. and e. Cape Province). Recorded in Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, s. Niger, Eritrea, ex. s. Somalia, n. Cameroon, Gabon, Central African Republic, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, n. and se. Namibia and Mozambique.
(2) Moluccas, New Guinea, n., e. and se. Australia (ne. Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and e. South Australia.
(3) Pakistan, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Andaman Is. and Nicobar Is., s. and e. China (s. of the Yangtze River and Hainan Is.), c. Korea, s. Japan (Honshu, Shikoku), Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi and the Philippines.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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