Albino Eastern Reef Egret

Subject: Albino Eastern Reef Egret
From: Stewart Ford <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 11:34:10 +0800
On a recent trip to the Kimberley we came across an albino Eastern Reef Egret 
which appears to be resident around the King George Falls area.  Anyone 
travelling to the falls might want to look out for it, it is quite an 
interesting bird.  At first I thought it was simply a white phase reef egret 
but closer views revealed no pigmentation in the eye, beak or lores and almost 
completely white legs.  It was seen hunting below both 'halves' of the falls, 
standing (quite impressively) on small rock ledges in the sheer vertical 
cliffs, just above the water. 

Stewart Ford

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