Little Egrets - nominate race in Australia

To: Tom Tarrant <>
Subject: Little Egrets - nominate race in Australia
From: Michael Todd <>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 16:12:07 +1000
Hello all,

A quick question re the colour of the feet of Little Egret subspecies. The difference between garzetta and nigripes is quite obvious in Mike Carter's photos, with the entire foot of garzetta being yellow.

I remember seeing (and I think photographing) a Little Egret at Wyndham, NT in 1999 with yellow soles to the feet. Nowhere near as much yellow as in Mike's photos. At the time I thought it was interesting but then I forgot all about it. Does nigripes ever have any yellow in the feet?

Quite possibly I haven't looked at the feet of Little Egrets closely enough before, so you'll have to forgive me if it is an ignorant question!



Michael Todd Wildlifing Images & Sounds of Nature
Latest Additions: Treecreepers (Red-browed and White-throated), Eastern 
Toronto, NSW, Australia 04101 23715

Tom Tarrant wrote:

Hi All,

Images of Mike Carter's Darwin Little Egret of race garzetta are currently on display on the ABID, along with pics of the race nigripes.


Tom & Marie Tarrant
Samsonvale, Qld

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