Little Egrets - nominate race in Australia

To: <>, "Tom Tarrant" <>
Subject: Little Egrets - nominate race in Australia
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 23:23:53 +1000
Yes. The soles of nigripes (Ozzie) Little Egrets are yellow (brightness
varies) when in breeding condition and dull yellow or lime-green otherwise.

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mt Eliza    VIC     3930
Ph:  (03) 9787 7136

Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 4:12 PM
Subject: Little Egrets - nominate race in Australia

> 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!
> Cheers,
> Mick
> Michael Todd
> Wildlifing
> Images & Sounds of Nature

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