Great White Egret Ardea alba

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Great White Egret Ardea alba

Equipment:
Canon EOS 70D + EF 100-400mm IS II USM

Location:
Rhine Delta, Vorarlberg, Austria

Habitat:
Farmland

Date Taken:
2016-11-29

Ken Billington

Ken Billington

Ken, a scientist by training held various management positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries during his professional career, enabling him to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Americas, North Africa, Asia and Japan. Ken has always been a keen photographer and bought his first telephoto lens 10 years ago. This was the beginning of his interest in bird photography. Since then he has also become an active supporter of birding and wildlife conservation.

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Julian smith

and sorry translation for Reiher is both Egret or Heron,! SO White Egret/Heron OR Silver Egret/Heron and not one word mentioned of Grose/Great

Julian smith

So Iain and Supertrooper, i live in SW Germany and all common names of birds are in different languages and Dialects not the Same !And maybe even County to County not even the same!
where as the Latin is correct Country to Country
So the Great white Egret in Germany is the Weißreiher and to translate that to English, that is simply White Heron!
Where the Grey Heron, here Is called Silberreiher and that Translates to Silver Heron

Iain Gibson
Iain Gibson

No such bird as a White Egret. Ardea alba is known as the Great Egret in most of its range, and Great White Egret (formerly Great White Heron) in the UK.

Supertrooper

Thanks for pointing this out, Iain. The nomenclature has now been corrected.

Iain Gibson

Known in the UK as the Great White Egret, and internationally as the Great Egret, but I’ve never heard it called a White Egret!