N'egrette rien

Subject: N'egrette rien
From: Vivien Rolland <>
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2014 11:07:22 +1100
Hi Geoff,

Nice illustration of the difference in gape!

On these pictures the shape of the beak appears significantly different. The upper mandibule of the intermediate egret drops significantly at the tip whereas on the great egret it is a rather constant “slope".
I assume you have lots of other pictures from other birds: is this unique to this intermediate egret?


On 8 Jan 2014, at 10:58 am, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:

Both Great and Intermediate egrets at Kellys during last week, on different days

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