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Eastern Reef Egret
Egretta sacra

Photo courtesy of Ian Clayton
Bird Family :"Egrets and Herons"
Description :Common local species. Length 70cm. Grey birds outnumber white plumage in Townsville. Callis harsh croaks. Eats fish and crustaceans.
Typical Habitat :Intertidal zone, coral reefs, mangroves and mud flats. Roosts communally.
Distribution :Common around the coast.
Migration :Resident / non-breeding in local area. Magnetic Island, Shelly Beach and north of Ross River. Main breeding season, September to February.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes
EPBC :Migratory

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